Types of epileptic seizures

The types of seizures are classified by reference to their origin in the brain, i.e. According to the scale of the Group of neurons that will irritate. According to the scheme implemented by the International League against epilepsy in 1981 and subsequently revised in 2017, seizures can include into two groups "Partial or currently known as Focal", when the discharge starts in a specific area of the brain and can then spread to all the cerebral cortex, and the "Generalized", when the discharge occurs on the entire surface of the brain.

Within these two groups there are sub-classifications both for the partial seizures and the generalized. In the case of partial or focal seizures the classification relates to the effect of the crisis on the state of consciousness, and in the case of generalized seizures classification is based on the basis of the effects on behavior.