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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Do you black out during a seizure?

    I recently witnessed one of my friends having an epileptic seizure and once he woke up he said that he didn't remember anything. Is this true?
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    Almost all seizure types cause some alteration or loss of consciousness, mostly causing a complete or partial loss of memory for the seizure. With some milder seizure types (focal – sensory, motor, autonomic or psychic) there is no alteration in consciousness, and the person is very aware of their surroundings. Often these milder seizure types can lead onto a more severe seizure, where the person has some memory loss.

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