Seizure disorders

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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  • Spasms: A spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. There are various types of spasms ranging from small “tics” to ...

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  • Twitches: Twitches are small muscle spasms that may be normal, or may indicate tics or other seizure type disorders. Occasional twitches ...

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  • Tics: Tics are a special type of muscle spasm or involuntary movement that occurs in recurring patterns. Examples of tics may ...

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  • Myoclonus: Myoclonus is a particular type of jerky muscle spasms with abnormal movement. In myoclonic seizures, the muscle spasms are involuntary ...

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