Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy – Chapter 10: ‘Benign’ Infantile Epilepsies: Impact on Later Cognition and Behaviour (ebook)


Chapter 10 – ‘Benign’ Infantile Epilepsies: Impact on Later Cognition and Behaviour

Early-onset seizures have always been regarded with great caution and suspicion due to the possibility of long-term neurological and neurodevelopment sequelae. This was particularly true for focal forms of epilepsies, because a symptomatic etiology was always presumed. However, since 1963, this conception has progressively changed, thanks to the first description of infantile seizures with a benign evolution by Fukuyama (1963).

About the 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.

Readership: Epileptologists, Paediatric Neurologists, Paediatricians and Neuropsychologists.