Focal Seizures | Partial Seizures - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Jun 09, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for focal seizure?

You should consult either a psychiatrist or a neurologist.

2. How long does a focal seizure last?

It can last for a few seconds up to approximately 2 minutes.

3. Is focal seizure curable?

Generally, not. But it can be kept under control by medications. However, for certain types of seizures, surgery is capable of curing the disease.

4. Can anxiety or stress cause seizure?

Yes.

5. What should people with focal seizures avoid?

They should avoid driving, swimming or operating machinery.

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