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Living with Epileptic Shocks

Updated on February 11, 2015
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Understanding the Patient

When is it going to happen?

When is the next attack?

What if I am alone?

These questions and more increase the anxiety that any individual experiencing seizure attacks might be specifically concerned with. This is why most patients undergoing such situation often develop other psychological disorders because of the many concerns they have in mind. Building up on such anxiety does cause panic; at times, one of the causes of another attack.

True, it is hard to get along with the situation and the many changes [physical, mental, emotional and behavioral] that occur along the way while medications are being pursued. Patients undergoing such health situation are then encouraged to take note on how they are likely to adjust on the life that they are supposed to accept and live along with.

The Different Facets of Epilepsy and the Underlying Disorders Causing It

The term "epilepsy" is taken from the Greek word that means "to seize". The irregular function of the brain nerves and the sudden surge of electric activities in the said nerves cause an immediate response of the body to seize.

Epileptic seizures take many forms. Some include shaking of the whole body, excessive twitching of the eyes, while some others are subtle enough that no one even recognizes that the seizure is already occurring. There are, however, some seizures that affect behavioral dispositions; those that affect the actual decision-processing system of the brain that causes the patient to blurt out hurtful words or at some point even turn violent [even towards random people]. These are the seizure attacks that often get the patients in trouble; the sad thing is, they cannot vie for themselves in the end as they did not have any control on anything that has happened. some do not even remember anything about the said occurrence.

Different Types of Seizure Attacks

As mentioned earlier, there are different types of seizures and they are classified as follows:

A) Localized Seizures

these attacks usually occur only on one particular part of the body. Diagnosticians often find it hard to pinpoint the basic cause of this medical occurrence. Often noted as the temporal lobe seizure, this type of attack affects the patient's motor and other physical functions accordingly. Muscle spasms may present a definite symptom of this particular seizure.

B) Generalized Seizures

These seizures often have unknown causes as well; the attacks usually affect different parts of the body every time the seizures occur.

C) Multi-faceted Seizures

This type of seizure comes in different forms usually involving the disturbance of sleep patterns. Due to the irregular activities of the brain that even the supposed slow electric flow during sleep is disturbed accordingly.

They Need Your Help and Understanding

People living with individuals experiencing epileptic seizures [or seizures in general] ought to be given the attention and understanding they need. Simply knowing that they have people surrounding them who understand their situation helps a lot in easing out the anxiety they feel among themselves; a matter that could further improve the way they handle their situation and possible recover from such condition accordingly.


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