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Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy – Chapter 1: Cognitive difficulties in children with epilepsy: sources and implications (free ebook)

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Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 1st

Publication date: May 2017

Page count: 11

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Chapter 1 – Cognitive difficulties in children with epilepsy: sources and implications from Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy

The general population of all children with epilepsy, between a fifth and a quarter, have developmental or intellectual impairment severe enough to qualify as intellectual disability (formerly mental retardation). Even in children whose overall cognitive function falls within the “normal” range, there is overwhelming evidence of subtle or selective deficits in various cognitive behavioral domains that may impact school performance. Understanding the reasons for these findings has implications for prevention, treatment, management, and anticipatory guidance.

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For many parents, cognitive and behavioral comorbidities, such as ADHD, autism and intellectual disability, are the real burden of childhood epilepsy. This title offers concrete guidance and treatment strategies for childhood epilepsy in general, and for the comorbidities associated with each epilepsy syndrome and their pathophysiology. The book is written by experts in the field with an important clinical experience, while chapters by clinical neuropsychologists provide a strong theoretical background.

Readership

Epileptologists, Paediatric Neurologists, Paediatricians and Neuropsychologists.

Full Book Review

Read the full book review by Ram Kumar published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

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Ann T Berg (Author) Lieven Lagae (Editor)

Lieven Lagae

Lieven Lagae is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at the University of Leuven, Belgium (KUL), Head of the Paediatric Neurology Department of the KUL University Hospitals, and Director of the Childhood Epilepsy Program at the KUL University Hospitals. He is the current President of the European Pediatric Neurology Society and serves as an elected Board Member of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA).

From 2004 to 2015 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. His research interests include translational research in zebrafish models of epilepsy, new antiepileptic drugs for childhood epilepsy, brain stimulation and preventive treatment of epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis.

  • Complete Book Contents
  • AUTHORS’ APPOINTMENTS
  • PREFACE
  • 1. COGNITIVE DIFFICULTIES IN CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY: SOURCES AND IMPLICATIONS
  • ANNE T BERG
  • 2. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING IN CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY
  • AGATHE LAURENT, FAUSTINE ILSKI-LECOANET AND ALEXIS ARZIMANOGLOU
  • 3. BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY
  • MELISSA FILIPPINI AND GIUSEPPE GOBBI
  • 4. THE INTERACTION BETWEEN CHILDHOOD-ONSET EPILEPSY AND COGNITON: LONG-TERM FOLLOW UP
  • PETER CAMFIELD AND CAROL CAMFIELD
  • 5. USE OF FUNTIONAL IMAGING TO STUDY COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS
  • MADISON M BERL AND LEIGH N SEPETA
  • 6. DISENTANGLING THE ROLE OF SEIZURES AND EEG ABNORMALITIES IN THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION
  • JONATHAN K KLEEN AND GREGORY L HOLMES
  • 7. CHRONIC COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS IN CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY
  • ALBERT P ALDENKAMP, WILLEM LAVRIJSSEN AND DOMINIQUE IJFF
  • 8. OUTCOME AFTER NEONATAL SEIZURES
  • RENÉE A SHELLHAAS AND COURTNEY J WUSTHOFF
  • 9. “BENIGN” CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY SYNDROMES: WHY DO SOME PRESENT WITH LEARNING PROBLEMS?
  • STÉPHANE AUVIN
  • 10. “BENIGN” INFANTILE EPILEPSIES: IMPACT ON LATER COGNITION AND BEHAVIOUR
  • FEDERICO VIGEVANO AND ROMINA MOAVERO
  • 11. INFANTILE SPASMS: EARLY TREATMENT MAY IMPROVE NEURODEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES
  • ANDREW LUX
  • 12. DRAVET SYNDROME: MORE THAN SEIZURES
  • EMMA LOSITO AND RIMA NABBOUT
  • 13. THE EPILEPTIC SYNDROMES WITH CONTINUOUS SPIKES AND WAVES DURING SLOW-WAVE SLEEP
  • PATRICK VAN BOGAERT AND XAVIER DE TIÉGE
  • 14. GLOBAL PROGNOSIS AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOME OF LENNOX–GASTAUT SYNDROME
  • ALEXIS ARZIMANOGLOU, ELENI PANAGIOTAKAKI AND ALIA RAMIREZ CAMACHO
  • 15. COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIOURAL OUTCOMES AFTER EPILEPSY SURGERY IN CHILDREN
  • MONIQUE MJ VAN SCHOONEVELD, KEES PJ BRAUN AND J HELEN CROSS

'The editor has assembled a remarkable slate of international experts who provide a coherent and comprehensive approach to the psychosocial aspects of childhood epilepsy. In less than 200 pages, this book presents up-to-date data and concepts about the prevalence, types, and treatment options for epilepsy cognitive comorbidities. Having so many expert opinions of thoughtful clinicians and researchers in my hands, in one place, with the ability to quickly scan so many important topics by flipping a few pages—more than warrants the modest cost of this volume.' Carl E. Stafstrom, Journal of Pediatr Epilepsy, 2017

'This is a slim book, undoubtedly reflective of the fact that these issues, critical to any assessment of quality of life in epilepsy, have not previously been given prominence. Overall, there is a recurrent theme that this is a young field with limited data, but the concerns are critical to understand the pathophysiology of epilepsy and how to best protect the developing nervous system affected by the disruptive forces of epilepsy. There are as many questions as answers in this book, but presumably this is only a first edition that will be expanded in the coming years.' Lawrence Brown, MD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

'I kept the book by my side during some of my epilepsy clinics. Before or after seeing individual children, I also found it useful to refer to specific chapters on questions arising from the consultation. For example, is ethosuximide causing cognitive problems in a child with absence epilepsy or is it unwitnessed absence seizure activity – or perhaps the underlying condition? The book will also be a practical aid for clinicians wishing to take a modern evidence-based approach to treating and counselling children with epilepsy and their families.' Ram Kumar, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 2017