Childhood absence epilepsy: behavioral, cognitive, and linguistic comorbidities.

TitleChildhood absence epilepsy: behavioral, cognitive, and linguistic comorbidities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCaplan, R, Siddarth P, Stahl L, Lanphier E, Vona P, Gurbani S, Koh S, Sankar R, Shields DW
JournalEpilepsia
Volume49
Issue11
Pagination1838-46
Date Published2008 Nov
ISSN1528-1167
KeywordsAnticonvulsants, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Child, Child Behavior Disorders, Cognition Disorders, Epilepsy, Absence, Female, Humans, Language Disorders, Male, mood disorders, Neuropsychological Tests, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Severity of Illness Index, Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract

Evidence for a poor psychiatric, social, and vocational adult outcome in childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) suggests long-term unmet mental health, social, and vocational needs. This cross-sectional study examined behavioral/emotional, cognitive, and linguistic comorbidities as well as their correlates in children with CAE.

DOI10.1002/hbm.21441
Alternate JournalEpilepsia