The management of epilepsy in children: cognitive and behavioral side effects.

Douglas R. Nordli

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Abstract

Despite the fact that epilepsy disproportionately affects children, a lack of information exists on cognitive and behavioral side effects of anticonvulsant drug (AED) use in children. This review discusses suggested approaches to optimizing the neurological and psychological well-being of children with epilepsy. Recommended is a multifaceted approach that focuses on evaluating cognitive and behavioral issues in children with epilepsy, staying vigilant to the potential adverse effects of several older AEDs, and employing a wide range of multidisciplinary treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S4-9
JournalReviews in neurological diseases
Volume1 Suppl 1
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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