Most people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries do not suffer from seizures. But it does happen occasionally and so its worth discussing how a seizure happens and the different types of seizures that can result from a traumatic brain injury. After head trauma, a seizure is most likely to happen within the following few hours. Afterwards, if a seizure is going to occur, doctors say it will most likely happen 10 months or so after a head injury.
Different Types of Seizures
There are two broad types of seizures:
Partial Seizures: More likely to occur in adults. In a partial seizure the sufferer will experience abnormal activity in a specific area of the brain.
- Simple Partial Seizures: no loss of consciousness.
- Complex Partial Seizures: characterized by loss of consciousness (more serious)
Generalized Seizures: More serious than simple seizures; generalized seizures show abnormal brain activity in both hemispheres.