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Frontal lobe epilepsy

Frontal lobe epilepsy is the second most common type after temporal lobe epilepsy.

Seizures coming from the frontal lobe will vary depending on which part is involved. They usually that start suddenly and end just as quickly.

They may produce weakness in certain muscles, including those used to speak.

Seizures usually happen during sleep, and they can be quite dramatic as the person may head turn, thrash around or have cycling movements of the legs. Because of their strange nature, frontal lobe seizures can be misdiagnosed as nonepileptic seizures.

The frontal lobes are large and include many areas that do not have an exact known function. This means that when a seizure begins in these areas, there may be no symptoms until it spreads to other areas or to most of the brain, causing a tonic-clonic seizure.

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The number of children and young people aged 18 years and under with epilepsy is near 1 in 220.

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