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What is Frontal Lobe Epilepsy?

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What is Frontal Lobe Epilepsy?

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Frontal lobe epilepsy is the next most common form of epilepsy after temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), and involves the frontal lobes of the brain. As in temporal lobe epilepsy, seizures in frontal lobe epilepsy are partial, though seizure symptoms differ depending on the frontal lobe area involved. Types of Seizures in Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Since the frontal lobes are responsible for a wide array of functions including motor function, language, impulse control, memory, judgment, problem solving, and social behavior, to name a few, seizure symptoms in the frontal lobes vary widely. Also, the frontal lobes are large and include many areas that do not have a precisely known function. Therefore, when a seizure begins in these areas, there may be no symptoms until it spreads to other areas or to most of the brain, causing a tonic-clonic seizure. When motor areas (areas that control movement) are affected, abnormal movements occur on the opposite side of the body. Seizures beginning in frontal

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