Category: "Awareness Matters"

Atonic Seizures

Atonic Seizures

Overview A seizure happens when electrical activity in the brain surges suddenly. Atonic seizures are a type of seizure that causes sudden loss of muscle strength. These seizures are also called akinetic seizures, drop attacks or drop seizures. The sudden lack of...
Atonic Seizures

What is VNS Therapy® and how does it work?

VNS Therapy® is a neuromodulation treatment designed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy 4 years of age and older with partial onset seizures. It can safely lead to fewer and shorter seizures and better recovery after seizures. Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Medication...
Atonic Seizures

Absence Seizures

Absence seizures involve brief, sudden lapses of consciousness. They’re more common in children than in adults. Someone having an absence seizure may look like he or she is staring blankly into space for a few seconds. Then, there is a quick return to a normal...
Atonic Seizures

Focal Seizures

Focal (focal) seizures begin in one area of the brain. Focal seizures can be simple or complex. Based on the seizure description, physicians may be able to identify in which part of the brain the seizures are originating. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Seizures are divided in...
Atonic Seizures

What Is a Complex Partial Seizure?

Complex partial seizures, now called focal onset impaired awareness seizures, are the most common type for adults who have epilepsy (a disorder that affects your brain cells). They’re usually harmless and only last a minute or two. But they can be strange or worrying...