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How do petit mal seizures differ from grand mal seizures?

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November 19, 2010 2:51PM

A petit mal seizure may be so slight that a person would not even know someone else is having one. It may last a short period of time. The person may seem to be dazed or day dreaming and may be talking to themselves. A grand mal seizure may last longer. It will be very evident that someone is having a seizure. The person may fall and be moving around and be sick. It will take them longer to come out of the seizure and come back to normal. They may still be very unwell and tired afterwards. So a petit mal is a very mild seizure and a grand mal is much more serious.