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LaJoie J; Miles DK
"Treatment of attention-deficit disorder, cerebral palsy, and mental retardation in epilepsy"
Epilepsy & behavior 2002 Oct; 3(5S):42-48
Epilepsy in childhood is often associated with other neurologic disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cerebral palsy, and mental retardation. A single pathologic process may explain both epilepsy and these associated disorders. However, in some cases, distinct etiologies may be present. Recognition of these problems is essential, as is individualized treatment. Proper classroom placement; behavior modification, speech, occupational, and physical therapies; pharmacological agents; and even surgical procedures have a role in the management of these comorbid disorders. Diagnostic criteria and therapeutic modalities used in these syndromes will be discussed

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