Intellectual disability with co-morbid epilepsy and behavioral disorder

Impact of antiepileptic drugs on behavior

Bola Adamolekun, Mervat Wahba

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Abstract

Behavioral disorders and epileptic seizures are frequent co-morbidities in patients with intellectual disability (ID). This co-occurrence of behavioral disorders and epilepsy in patients with ID provides opportunities for the selection of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) that not only show efficacy for the common seizure types in the ID population, but also are effective in the management of some of the behavioral disorders seen in this patient population. The effects of AEDs on behavioral disorders in patients with intellectual disabilities and seizures, as well as the interactions between AEDs and psychotropic medications that may impact on behavior; are discussed in this communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008

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Intellectual Disability
Anticonvulsants
Epilepsy
Seizures
Population
Morbidity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Intellectual disability with co-morbid epilepsy and behavioral disorder : Impact of antiepileptic drugs on behavior. / Adamolekun, Bola; Wahba, Mervat.

In: Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2008, p. 93-97.

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