Behavioral correlates of epileptiform abnormalities in autism.

  title={Behavioral correlates of epileptiform abnormalities in autism.},
  author={Doris A. Trauner},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
There is a high incidence of epileptiform abnormalities in children with autism even in the absence of clinical seizures. These findings are most prominent during sleep recordings. The significance of these abnormalities is unclear. Although studies do not all agree, there may be some association between cognitive function, behavior, and the presence or absence of epileptiform discharges. Small studies of anticonvulsant treatment mostly suggest an improvement in certain aspects of cognitive or… CONTINUE READING
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