What do you do when they grow up? Approaches to seizures in developmentally delayed adults.

@article{Devinsky2002WhatDY,
  title={What do you do when they grow up? Approaches to seizures in developmentally delayed adults.},
  author={Orrin Devinsky},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 Suppl 3},
  pages={71-9}
}
Epilepsy and developmental disabilities (DD) often occur together but affect individuals differently and have a complex causal relationship. Most epilepsy in the population with DD is partial or symptomatic generalized. Seizures and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can further delay development, and the DD can complicate treatment and adjustment to epilepsy. Medical care and decision making require careful coordination of health care providers and the family, especially because of the trend for the… CONTINUE READING