FEBRILE SEIZURES

Febrile seizures occur in young children.  The age range is usually three months to five or six years old.  Febrile seizures can occur more frequently in families that have a history of febrile...

MYOCLONIC SEIZURES

Myoclonic seizures are opposite of atonic seizures.  In atonic seizures the muscles go limp.  In myoclonic seizures the muscles tighten up and jerk.  There is an increase in muscle tone,...

ABSENCE SEIZURES

An absence seizure causes a short period of “blanking out” or staring into space. Like other kinds of seizures, they are caused by abnormal activity in a person’s brain. You may also hear...

ATONIC SEIZURES

What is “atonic”? Atonic means without tone. Normal tension in a muscle is tone.  In atonic seizures, a person’s head may nod, they may drop what they are holding, their muscles suddenly...