Differential diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with epilepsy

David Dunn, Joan K. Austin

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Abstract

Behavioral problems, such as the inattentive form of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and depression, are common in children and adolescents with epilepsy and especially associated with central nervous system damage, family dysfunction, and severe seizures. This article discusses the risk factors to be considered when focusing on the prevalence of behavioral problems, the family factors that influence their incidence, as well as the differential diagnosis of behavioral disorders commonly associated with epilepsy. It also considers the assessment of these behavioral disorders and their treatment with psychotherapy, education, and a variety of psychopharmacological agents.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume5
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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Psychiatry
Epilepsy
Differential Diagnosis
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Psychotherapy
Seizures
Anxiety
Central Nervous System
Depression
Education
Incidence
Therapeutics
Problem Behavior

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Childhood seizures
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychiatric comorbidities
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Differential diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with epilepsy. / Dunn, David; Austin, Joan K.

In: Epilepsy and Behavior, Vol. 5, No. SUPPL. 3, 10.2004.

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