A random, uncontrolled firing of neurons in the brain which leads to loss of consciousness, uncontrollable muscle spasms, rapid eye movements and strange tastes. Seizures can be caused by a variety of disorders such as epileptic seizures and can be a risk factor of medications.
- Tonic-clonic: Shaking of limps and spasticity. This is the most dramatic presentation
- Myoclonic: spasm of muscles in a certain area of the body
- Absence: characterized by paralysis, loss of cognition and small movements
- Atonic: random, uncontrolled loss of muscle tone
Cannabinoids have been shown to soothe seizures and are prescribed under The Compassionate Use Act.