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ERIC Number: EJ860975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
The Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs on Classroom Performance
Titus, Jeffrey B.; Thio, Liu Lin
Psychology in the Schools, v46 n9 p885-891 Nov 2009
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in children, and it has been associated with an increased risk of cognitive, psychiatric, and learning problems. Although side effects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have been long studied in adults, an understanding of how they manifest in children is only beginning to emerge. Careful clinical considerations must be made to accurately determine the potential contribution of AEDs to learning problems, and this includes understanding the complex role played by multiple medical, developmental, and psychosocial factors. The present review provides information on common cognitive and psychiatric side effects of AED treatment in children, with consideration of classroom accommodations and strategies that may be helpful to circumvent these difficulties.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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