Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy – Chapter 3: Behavioural Problems in Childhood Epilepsy (ebook)


Chapter 3 РBehavioural Problems in Childhood Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in childhood. In addition to recurrent seizures, psychiatric, cognitive and social-adaptive behaviour disorders are major potential sources of disability, in many cases more challenging than epilepsy itself. These complications have been recently referred to collectively as the neurobehavioural comorbidities of the epilepsies.

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.