Early-onset epilepsy, cognition, and behaviour: continuity and challenge.

@article{Cormack2013EarlyonsetEC,
  title={Early-onset epilepsy, cognition, and behaviour: continuity and challenge.},
  author={Francesca K Cormack},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={963-4}
}
SIR–Childhood epilepsy, particularly when it begins early in life, is associated with an increased risk of cognitive and behavioural impairment. While poor cognitive outcome is not easily explained by more extensive visible neuropathology, the early years of cognitive development provide a critical foundation for the later emergence of higher-order cognitive skills. This early development can be disrupted by epilepsy, thereby affecting the subsequent developmental trajectory into mid-childhood… CONTINUE READING
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