Which questions are asked to help clarify the type of seizure a patient experienced?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Questions that help clarify the type of seizure include the following:

  • Was any warning noted before the spell? If so, what kind of warning occurred?

  • What did the patient do during the spell?

  • Was the patient able to relate to the environment during the spell and/or does the patient have recollection of the spell?

  • How did the patient feel after the spell? How long did it take for the patient to get back to baseline condition?

  • How long did the spell last?

  • How frequent do the spells occur?

  • Are any precipitants associated with the spells?

  • Has the patient shown any response to therapy for the spells?

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.

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