Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy – Chapter 9: ‘Benign’ Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes: Why do some Present with Learning Problems? (ebook)

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Chapter 9 – ‘Benign’ Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes: Why do some Present with Learning Problems?

There are several childhood epilepsy syndromes that were reported as benign. The term ‘benign’ was used to characterize epilepsy syndromes of childhood with an expected remission without significant neurological sequelae in almost all affected patients. These syndromes also include childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS), and Panayiotopoulos syndrome. Some other syndromes were also called benign, but these syndromes are less frequent (e.g. benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy, now called myoclonic epilepsy of infancy).

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.