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Seizures by Mind Map: Seizures

1. Generalized seizures

1.1. appear to start in all parts of the brain simultaneously and have no identifiable onset.

2. Absence seizures

3. Myoclonic seizures

3.1. typically react as if hit by a single jolt of electricity.

4. Clonic seizures

4.1. individual’s muscles begin to spasm and jerk

5. Tonic seizures

5.1. person’s muscles initially stiffen and they lose consciousness

6. Tonic-clonic seizures

6.1. both are experienced at the same time

7. Atonic seizures

7.1. cause the muscles to go limp

8. Partial seizures

8.1. beginning in one area of the brain

9. Epilepsy?

9.1. How is it treated?

9.1.1. Medications:                             Carbamazepine (Tegretol or Carbatrol) Diazepam (Valium) and similar tranquilizers, such as lorazepam (Ativan), Tranxene and clonazepam (Klonopin) Eslicarbazepine (Aptiom) Ethosuximide (Zarontin) Felbamate (Felbatol) Gabapentin (Neurontin) Lacosamide (Vimpat)

10. Can it be Prevented?

10.1. get plenty of sleep, do not use drugs or alcohol, ect.

11. Why does it happen?/ what causes it?

11.1. Overstimulation of the senses,stress or anxiety,  change in medication, mental strain, hormonal changes, ect.