Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy – Chapter 12: Dravet Syndrome: More Than Seizures (ebook)


Chapter 12 РDravet Syndrome: More Than Seizures

Dravet syndrome is classified in the group of epileptic encephalopathies, where the epileptic activity itself contributes to the final cognitive and behavioural impairment. Up to 80% of patients with Dravet syndrome present a genetic basis. However, as for many of genetic epileptic encephalopathies, the impact of seizures, EEG abnormalities, treatments and genetic mutations on the global outcome is not clear.

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.