82457acb1a Advertising & Sponsorship Policy Opportunities Mayo Clinic Store Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. Atonic seizure: Undiagnosed Conditions. Consciousness is retained, and recovery is immediate. Head injuries. Accessed Sept. Tonic seizures cause stiffening of your muscles. What should I do if I think my child or loved one may have atonic seizures? If you think your child, loved one or yourself may be having atonic seizures, it is important to talk to your doctor right away. Generalized seizures Seizures that appear to involve all areas of the brain are called generalized seizures. Absence seizures, previously known as petit mal seizures, often occur in children and are characterized by staring into space or subtle body movements such as eye blinking or lip smacking. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Accessed Jan. Read more about Misdiagnosis and Atonic seizure Atonic seizure: Research Doctors & Specialists . Atonic seizure: Rare Types . 28, 2013. 1998-2016 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. In some cases, lifelong anti-epileptic medicines need to be taken. There is drooping of the eyelids in patients suffering from atonic seizures.