I became shocked a few days ago when I got informed of the news through Facebook that one of my ex-classmate had been diagnosed with Complex Partial Seizures. I and my friends talked about this and we felt weird as she had never shown any symptoms before.
I want to know more about this information thus decided to read about it. Let’s see what Complex Partial Seizures is all about.
The term ‘complex partial seizure’ was originally defined by the International League Alliance on Epilepsy (ILAE) in 1981. A seizure is an abnormal, unregulated electrical discharge that occurs within the brain’s cortical gray matter and interrupts normal brain function. It is also defined as a sudden alteration of behavior due to a temporary change in the electrical functioning of the brain, in particular the outside rim of the brain – called the cortex. It typically causes abnormal sensations, altered awareness and focal involuntary movements. In fact about 2% of adults have a seizure at some time during their life while two thirds of these people never have another one.