Epilepsy and Its Treatment in Children

  • J. A. Corbett
  • F. M. C. Besag
Part of the Advances in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ACCP, volume 11)

Abstract

For clinicians involved in the care of children, epilepsy provides a focus of concern for the multidisciplinary team. Effective treatment, based on up-to-date knowledge and the appropriate use of modern technology, can transform a potentially severely handicapping condition into a disability that is compatible with a virtually normal pattern of life. On the other hand, overmedication, the needless labeling of a child as “epileptic,” and failure to take account of the psychological accompaniments of epilepsy can do great harm.

Keywords

Dementia Folate Hull Meningitis Carbamazepine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Corbett
    • 1
  • F. M. C. Besag
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of BirminghamKidderminsterEngland
  2. 2.Lingfield SurreyEngland

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