When you think of a seizure, you probably imagine the type that involves violent muscle contractions and loss of consciousness. But not all seizures look exactly the same. Here, we break down what you need to know about common types of seizures, as well as when to talk with your doctor.
What do common types of seizures look like? While seizures may not look the same from person to person, Rajinder Singh, DO, epileptologist with Kettering Brain & Spine, explains that there are three main types—grand mal seizures, complex partial seizures, and simple partial seizures.
Diagnosis and treatment
If you experience any of these seizure symptoms, talk with your doctor to find a diagnosis, and discuss treatment options.
One of the common tests to help with diagnosis is called an electroencephalogram (EEG). An EEG assesses electrical activity of the brain, explains Dr. Singh. “With data from the EEG and a clinical history, we can often reach diagnosis and start treatment.”
Stay in control
While seizures can be disruptive, it is possible to live a normal, healthy life with seizures. Learn more about treatment options for seizures or request a referral.