Seizure disorders: Overview
Seizure disorders are disorders where the person suffers from seizures or convulsions. The best known example is Epilepsy. Various movement symptoms may need to be correctly identified: convulsions, fits, spasms, twitches, tics, myoclonus, and many other abnormal movements.
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- Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a brain disorder with characteristic episodes of dysfunction. Effects may range in severity from brief loss of attention
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- Seizures: Seizures can range from small local muscle movements to full body seizures. Although epilepsy is the best-known cause, there
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- Convulsions: Convulsions are abnormal body movements where a muscle may contract and relax in succession. The effect is a type of
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- Movement symptoms: Movement symptoms affect the ability to make voluntary, purposeful movements. Related symptoms include coordination symptoms (incoordination), muscle weakness, paralysis, motor
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- Fits: Fits are a type of seizure, including the well-known whole-body seizures (grand mal seizures) from epilepsy. Other similar
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