ERIC Number: EJ467045
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Movement of Individuals with Complex Epilepsy from an Institution into the Community: Seizure Control and Functional Outcomes.
Litzinger, M. J.; And Others
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v98 suppl p52-57 1993
This examination of the successful community placement of 15 medically fragile individuals with profound mental retardation and complex epilepsy found that simplification of anticonvulsants, early intervention for seizures, and improved staff education resulted in fewer seizures, decreases in emergency room visits for status seizures and drug-related side effects, and increased levels of functioning. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Theme Issue: Epilepsy and Mental Retardation.