Epilepsy Awareness

When we say seizure, what comes to mind?

Like most, you probably just envisioned a Tonic-Clonic or “grand-mal” seizure that results in loss of consciousness, falls, or massive muscle contractions. These seizures involve both sides of the brain and are called “generalized seizures” and are the ones most often showcased on TV.

But did you know seizures can also be localized to one area of the body?

These seizures are referred to as “focal seizures” and only affect one area or side of the brain. What’s more, they are actually more common, affecting roughly 60% of people with epilepsy.