Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy (ILAE Task Force Report): Epidemiology of psychiatric/behavioural disorder in children with epilepsy

Matti Sillanpää, Frank Besag, Albert Aldenkamp, Rochelle Caplan, David W. Dunn, Giuseppe Gobbi

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Abstract

Psychiatric/behavioural problems can have a major effect on quality of life. Epidemiological studies in Europe, Scandinavia and the USA have confirmed a high rate of psychiatric disorder in children with epilepsy, typically around 35 to 50%. In children with additional impairment, particularly those with intellectual disability, the rates are even higher, over 50%. Determining the causes of these high rates and deciding on the best strategies, either for prevention or for optimal management, remain major challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S2-S7
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Volume18
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Behaviour
  • Epidemiology
  • Population
  • Psychiatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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