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A 43-year-old woman comes to the physician because ...

Complex partial

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She has motor and sensory symptoms. This r/o both kinds of simple. Her seizures are not described as tonic/clonic movements, and include periods of impaired consciousness. This rules out generalized tonic/clonic. There is a post-ictal state, that rules out absence.

Also the lip smacking is characteristic of automatism, which is found in complex partial seiuzres