Partial Seizures
Simple Partial Consciousness is not lost and individuals usually remember what happened during the seizure even if they are unable to speak or otherwise respond. Simple partial seizures can affect movement, emotions, and the senses. They usually last a few seconds to a few minutes.
Complex Partial Complex partial seizures affect a larger area of the brain than simple partial seizures. Individuals do not lose consciousness but do lose conscious awareness of their surroundings. They cannot control their speech or actions, cannot interact normally with other people, and do not remember what happened during the seizure. These seizures usually begin with a blank stare, after which comes some form of movement of which the person is unaware. These seizure usually last only a minute or two.