Can people lose memory after having a seizure?


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2010-08-31 14:44:19
2010-08-31 14:44:19

It depends on the type of seizure, but yes, it is common for people to lose their memory of the events immediately before and during a seizure after it has happened.

Permanent, long term memory loss though, not so much.


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You would become unconscious, so you would not be aware of what is happening or know what you are thinking, but things return to normal after a seizure. Epilepsy is not a mental illness, so it does not cause people to go crazy.

During a seizure a person can lose consciousness. If they had a really bad seizure, they could be unconscious for a long time. If they had some damage to their brain, which may be causing their epilepsy in the first place or was caused during a seizure from the intensity of the seizure or the person falling and hitting their head, they could remain unconscious for a longer time and be in a coma. For the vast majority of people with epilepsy, there is only a temporary loss of conciousness when they have a seizure, if any at all, after which they quickly recover.

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