Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy – Chapter 8: Outcome after Neonatal Seizures (ebook)


Chapter 8 – Outcome after Neonatal Seizures

A child is at his highest lifetime risk of seizure during the first month of life. Neonatal seizures occur in 1–5 per 1000 term newborn infants, with estimates as high as 1 per 20 among preterm or very-low-birth-weight newborn infants. Although neonatal seizures can occur at any point up to 4 weeks after term equivalent age, the majority of neonatal seizures occur during the first few days after birth. Seizures in the neonatal period are most often symptomatic of acute brain injury and less commonly reflect an early-onset epilepsy syndrome.

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.