Reflex Seizures

February 12, 2017

A seizure is considered a reflex seizure when it occurs as a direct response to a particular stimulus or event.

These seizures are experienced by approximately 6% of people with epilepsy. They can be triggered by visual stimulation, a sudden “startle”, or a variety of other factors alone or in combination.

If a patient only has seizures as a result of a certain stimulus then it is possible to control them by avoidance rather than through pharmalogical means.