Generalised onset seizures

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Generalized Onset Seizures

Tonic Seizures

Tonic Seizure: Characterized by sudden stiffness, leading to a fall with little or no protection. Individuals may sustain facial injuries, prompting the use of helmets for protection.

Tonic-Clonic Seizure: Limbs convulse without initial stiffness, often resulting in falls and head injuries. Recovery may be prolonged.

Atonic Seizures

Atonic Seizure: Involves sudden loss of muscle tone, causing the person to go limp and fall heavily. Recovery can be rapid, but head and facial injuries are common.

Myoclonic Seizures

Myoclonic Seizure: Brief, forceful jerking motions, which can affect one or both sides of the body. These can occur in series, lasting for several hours.

Absence Seizures

Absence Seizure: Brief loss of consciousness, typically with no other symptoms. Individuals may exhibit changes in muscle tone and posture, with each seizure lasting a few seconds.

Atypical Absence Seizures

Atypical Absence Seizure: Similar to absence seizures but may involve more pronounced jerking or automatic movements. These can last for several seconds and may occur over a prolonged period.

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: Children with this syndrome may experience atypical absence seizures. Medication prescribed by a doctor or neurologist can help manage these seizures.