A seizure that causes a sudden loss of consciousness (or a blackout). The person may just stare into space.
A seizure that causes a sudden loss of muscle strength, causing a person to go limp. The person may drop things or fall, possibly causing injury. Atonic seizures are also called “drop attacks” or “drop seizures.”
A seizure that causes muscles to go back and forth between tightening and relaxing. The person may make jerky movements with their arms or legs.
A seizure that causes brief, shock-like jerks. The person usually has muscle jerks at the same time.
A seizure that causes muscles to contract strongly and become intensely stiff. The person may fall if standing when the seizure starts.
The seizures that most people think of as epilepsy.