Behavioral issues in pediatric epilepsy

David Dunn, Joan K. Austin

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Abstract

Children with epilepsy have more behavioral and cognitive problems than children with other chronic illnesses and children in the general population. Risk factors are multiple, probably involving a combination of neurological, seizure, family, and child variables. Problems with attention and symptoms of depression occur frequently but may be unrecognized. Anxiety disorders and psychoses are less common. There are very few studies defining most effective therapies for behavioral problems in children with epilepsy. Education, group psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology have been used with success.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurology
Volume53
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Sep 22 1999

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Epilepsy
Pediatrics
Psychopharmacology
Group Psychotherapy
Anxiety Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Seizures
Chronic Disease
Depression
Education
Population
Problem Behavior
Therapeutics

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Dunn, D., & Austin, J. K. (1999). Behavioral issues in pediatric epilepsy. Neurology, 53(SUPPL. 2).

Behavioral issues in pediatric epilepsy. / Dunn, David; Austin, Joan K.

In: Neurology, Vol. 53, No. SUPPL. 2, 22.09.1999.

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Dunn, D & Austin, JK 1999, 'Behavioral issues in pediatric epilepsy', Neurology, vol. 53, no. SUPPL. 2.
Dunn D, Austin JK. Behavioral issues in pediatric epilepsy. Neurology. 1999 Sep 22;53(SUPPL. 2).
Dunn, David ; Austin, Joan K. / Behavioral issues in pediatric epilepsy. In: Neurology. 1999 ; Vol. 53, No. SUPPL. 2.
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