The EEG in selected generalized seizures

J Clin Neurophysiol. 2006 Aug;23(4):312-32. doi: 10.1097/01.wnp.0000228496.66246.e0.


This article reviews the ictal and interictal EEG findings associated with a select group of generalized seizures. These include absence seizures, myoclonic seizures seen in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, idiopathic generalized tonic clonic seizures, infantile spasms, and atypical absence, tonic, and atonic seizures associated with the Lennox Gastaut syndrome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electroencephalography / methods*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Seizures / classification*
  • Seizures / diagnosis*