What are the symptoms of partial onset seizures?

There are many different symptoms that come with seizures. Overall, there are 2 kinds of seizures. Generalized seizures, these take place across both sides of the brain and partial seizures, these are localized in one part of the brain. There are 2 basic types of partial seizure: simple and complex.

During simple partial seizures, a person:

  • Stays alert
  • Can answer questions and follow commands
  • Can recall what happened during the seizure

During complex partial seizures, a person:

  • Loses or has a change in consciousness
  • May not be able to answer questions or follow commands
  • Often cannot recall what happened during part or all of the seizure
Partial Onset Seizures in Adults