Seizures typically last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, and almost never last longer than 15 minutes. Seizures can be caused by temporary conditions such as fever, low sodium, or low blood sugar, or they may be caused by a medical condition such as tumors, brain injury, or as a side effect of medical treatment. Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which nerve cells in the brain signal abnormally; it is diagnosed only after a person has had two or more seizures.
- How often have you experienced seizures?
- Are there certain triggers that cause you to experience seizures?
- Do you know when you are likely to have a seizure and if so what do you generally do?
- What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?
The Building Accepting Campus Communities (BACC) project was funded by the US Department of Education Office of Secondary Education grant #P333A080070-09. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.