The symptoms of epilepsy differ according to the type of seizure. In a number of cases, an individual with epilepsy may experience the same kind of seizure every time; in such cases the symptoms will be similar. Physicians have classified seizures as focal or generalized. This classification is base on the abnormal activity of the brain starts.
sometimes it happens that the seizures are caused due to the abnormal activity in only one section of the brain, then it is known as focal or partial seizures. Again they are divided into two types, simple focal seizures and complex focal seizures.
Generalized seizures involves the entire brain. There are six types of generalized seizures. They are: Absence seizures, Tonic seizures, Clonic seizures, Myoclonic seizures, Atonic seizures and Tonic-clonic seizures
Secondary Generalized Seizure – this can be explained as a seizure which may have began as a partial seizure, but gradually which extends to both halves of the brain. In such case of seizures, the individual loses consciousness.
As regards the primary symptoms of epilepsy it can be defined as an occurrence of frequent seizures. Some symptoms have been pointed out by the physicians that may indicate if an individual is suffering from epilepsy. They have been mentioned below. In cases of the occurrences of one or more of the mentioned symptoms a medical exam is required, particularly if they occur frequently. The epileptic symptoms are: