Generalized seizures, which are different from partial seizures, appear to start in all parts of the brain simultaneously and have no identifiable onset.
Many generalized seizures start and spread so quickly it is impossible to identify the source. If the source of a seizure is unidentifiable, surgery is not available as a treatment option.
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Examples of generalized seizures include:
- Absence seizures (formerly known as petit mal seizures)
- Myoclonic seizures
- Clonic seizures
- Tonic seizures
- Tonic-clonic seizures (formerly known as grand mal seizures)
- Atonic seizures (drop attacks)
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