Transition from pediatric to adult epilepsy care: a difficult process marked by medical and social crisis.

  title={Transition from pediatric to adult epilepsy care: a difficult process marked by medical and social crisis.},
  author={Peter R Camfield and Carol S Camfield and Bernd Pohlmann-Eden},
  journal={Epilepsy currents},
  volume={12 Suppl 3},
When epilepsy does not remit in childhood, transition and transfer to adult care is eventually required. Youth must leave the family-centered approach of pediatric care for the individual focus of adult medicine. Evidence from population-based studies indicates that many of those with childhood-onset epilepsy have major social difficulties in adulthood even if their epilepsy has resolved. Epilepsy may have major effects on normal adolescent development, and societal attitudes confound this… CONTINUE READING

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