SEIZURE TYPES & FIRST AID
Seizures are broadly classified into two main groups as either partial or generalized based on the region of onset. See the following chart for seizure classifications and click to learn more. For further information, contact us. Reference material is available in the Association’s library. Access is free for members.
For information more information on First Aid, please see our First Aid pamphlet.
A continuous seizure state, or status epilepticus, is a life-threatening condition. In status epilepticus, seizures are prolonged or occur one after another without full recovery between seizures. Immediate medical care is necessary. The seizures may be convulsive or non-convulsive.