Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition where seizures recur seizures under relatively normal conditions. Classification of seizure type is important for proper treatment. (Embedded videos courtesy of respective YouTube publishers)

 

Seizure Classification

This video explains partial vs. generalized onset seizures.

 

Partial onset seizures

Partial onset seizures begin in a localized region of cortex. The symptoms of partial seizures relate to the area of onset.

 

Generalized onset seizures

Generalized seizures seem to appear over the entire brain at once. They likely start in diencephalic structures and are rapidly propagated to the cerebral cortex.

 

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