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Absence seizures

An absence seizure is a brief—5 to 15 seconds—but total loss of awareness that occurs suddenly without any warning and ends as suddenly as it...

Altered mental status

Delirium is a sudden change in how well a person's brain is working (mental status). Delirium can cause confusion, change the sleep-wake cycles,...

Aphasia

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is characterized by the loss of comprehension and expression of verbal language (aphasia) in association with...

Complex partial seizures

Complex partial seizures occur in children and adults with certain forms of epilepsy. They are the most common type of seizure in adults. An...

Epilepsy

Epilepsy causes repeated seizures and is one of the most common neurological condition. The seizures are caused by bursts of electrical activity...

Fever seizures

Fever seizures (sometimes called fever convulsions) are uncontrolled muscle spasms that can occur in children who have a rapid increase in body...

Focal seizures

Epilepsy that causes partial seizures is sometimes called focal epilepsy because the seizures start at a specific focus or location within the...

Generalized seizures

Epilepsy that causes generalized seizures is more common in children than in adults. Unlike partial seizures, which begin in a specific, often...

Hallucinations

A hallucination is a perception of something that is not really there. A hallucination can involve any of the senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste,...

Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults. You may have a headache along with another minor...

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a rare disorder that typically becomes apparent during infancy or early childhood. The disorder is characterized...

Parasomnias

Parasomnias are undesirable physical activities that occur during sleep involving skeletal muscle activity, nervous system changes, or both. Night...

Passing out

Fainting is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness. When people faint, or pass out, they usually fall down. After they are lying down, most people...

Psychosis

Psychosis is a mental and behavioral disorder in which a person has trouble telling the difference between what is real and what is not real. It...

Rolandic epilepsy

Benign focal childhood epilepsy is a common form of epilepsy in children, causing seizures that make the muscles all over the body stiffen and...

Simple partial seizures

Simple partial seizures occur in children and adults with some forms of epilepsy. They are about half as common as complex partial seizures....

Stroke

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die....

Tonic-clonic seizures

Generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures are the easiest seizures to recognize. They happen most often in people with generalized epilepsy of...