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


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.

About the Complete Book

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.


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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