BOX 6-1 International Classification of Epilepsies and Epileptic Syndromes
1.1 Idiopathic (with age-related onset)
At present, the following syndromes are established, but more may be identified in the future:
1.2 Symptomatic: This category comprises syndromes of individual variability, based mainly on anatomical localization, clinical features, seizure types, and etiological factors (if known).
1.2.1 Epilepsy is characterized by simple partial seizures with the characteristics of seizures:
1.2.2 Characterized by complex partial seizures, that is, attacks with alteration of consciousness, often with automatisms; characterized by seizures:
1.2.3 Characterized by secondarily generalized seizures with seizures:
1.3 Unknown as to whether the syndrome is idiopathic or symptomatic.
2.1 Idiopathic (with age-related onset—listed in order of age)
Other generalized idiopathic epilepsies, if they do not belong to one of the above syndromes, can still be classified as generalized idiopathic epilepsies.