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Focal (partial) seizures

Focal seizures are those where the electrical disturbance is focussed in just one part of the brain.

This means that the type of seizure will depend on exactly where in the brain it comes from, and what functions that area of the brain is responsible for.


"Lobe" simply means rounded or sticking out area and ‘temporal’ comes from the Latin for time. Temporal lobe epilepsy is the...

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Frontal lobe epilepsy is the second most common type after temporal lobe epilepsy. Seizures coming from the frontal lobe will vary...

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The word 'parietal' comes from the Latin word for wall, so in this context it means the side walls to the...

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Seizures occurring in the occipital lobe are not common, but they affect your sight. Symptoms might include seeing patterns, flashing lights...

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The numbers of young people who are 25 years and under with epilepsy is around 112,000.

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