Behavioral issues in pediatric epilepsy

David W. Dunn, Joan K. Austin

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)S96-S100
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Sep 22 1999

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Dunn, D. W., & Austin, J. K. (1999). Behavioral issues in pediatric epilepsy. Neurology, 53(SUPPL. 2), S96-S100.