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Over 40 Different Types Of Seizures - Revised

Sun, 03/25/2007 - 03:04

It has been said repeatedly that there are over 40 different types of seizures with more or less only the most 'popular' listed. Let's see if we can locate the ones that aren't. These types of seizures affect someone and I feel need to be noted. I'm curious to see how many can be located. Anyone interested in helping me find them, please list what you find here along with their description. Thank you! Take care and have a good day! -Spiz This thread is a revision of the first one in order to make changes and additions.

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In late 2016, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) approved a new way of organizing seizures that reflects recent advances in our understanding of the brain and seizures. This new system will make diagnosis and classification of seizures easier and more accurate. Learn more here.

These terms don’t change what occurs during a seizure, but offer a different way of naming seizures. More accurate ways of naming seizures can lead to more appropriate treatment.

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I did not see ESES? Electro

Submitted by chrislopukhin1 on Thu, 2017-04-27 - 13:42
I did not see ESES? Electro status Epilepticus in Slow Sleep which is what my son has

It means for someone to not

Submitted by Crystalthorne1987 on Sat, 2019-05-04 - 21:52
It means for someone to not be able to defend them selves and could possibly be in a wheel chair for the rest of there lives and seizures and make you feel like your that but you aren’t it’s just a reaction from having a seizure or aTrauma to the brain that’s all most people bes ok after a while but the more you has or the more traumas you has to the brain the worst it gets on a person and one day you actually could end up mentally challenged or worst but hopefully no one had to be that way it’s sad  

My man seems to have that

Submitted by Crystalthorne1987 on Sat, 2019-05-04 - 22:00
My man seems to have that same problem where he has them sometimes in his sleep he shakes and jumps and when he wakes up he can’t recall having them or don’t even know anything he did while having them and asleep so strange :|

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