Complex Partial Seizure
Alternate Names : Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe Seizures, Psychomotor Epilepsy
A seizure is an abnormal change in the electrical activity of the brain. These electrical changes may occur in or near the part of the brain called the temporal lobe. This is known as a complex partial seizure
What is going on in the body?
The reason for the electrical disturbance causing a seizure is often not known. Complex partial seizures are one of the most common types of seizures. Unlike other seizures, complex partial seizures usually don't make people completely lose consciousness. However, any seizure may spread over the entire brain. This can result in a loss of consciousness or convulsions.
What are the causes and risks of the condition?
Any of the following conditions may be the cause of a complex partial seizure:
structural defects in the brain present at birth
abnormal blood vessels
bleeding in the brain
infections in or around the brain
medication or drug side effects
Most often, the cause is unknown.