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Temporal lobe epilepsy

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

Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most common type of epilepsy to cause focal seizures. The temporal lobes are responsible for language, feelings, emotions and memory.

This type of epilepsy means that seizures may cause a sudden strange mix of feelings, emotions, or thoughts which can be very unsettling, since we’re used to being able to make sense of our feelings and thoughts.

Other symptoms may include fumbling or plucking at clothes, wandering off in a confused state or unusual speech.

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If your child has recently been referred to an epilepsy specialist or is newly diagnosed with epilepsy, we have lots of resources and information to help you and your family.

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There are at least 40 different seizure types and people may have one or several different seizure types.

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