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About Epilepsy

First Aid

Tonic-Clonic Seizures

Seizures involving convulsive movements, loss of consciousness, falling, muscles stiffening.
DO
DO NOT

Partial Seizures

Seizures with no convulsive movements. Impairment but not full loss of consciousness, possible inappropriate behaviour.
DO
DO NOT

Absence Seizures

No convulsive movements, brief loss of awareness, staring with or without blinking movement.
DO
DO NOT

Call for an ambulance only

Call for an ambulance only

Getting the diagnosis of epilepsy can be daunting or confusing, so MREA have put together a comprehensive guide to keep you informed.

Drugs prescribed by doctors for the treatment of epilepsy do not offer a cure for the condition but a means for controlling seizures.

You should be aware that certain situations can increase your seizure frequency— read our list here.