Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 5

Prevalence of Behavioural Disorders and School Underachievementís in Newly Diagnosed Childhood Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies (CIGEs): Effect of Antiepileptic Drugs

Muhammad Akbar Malik1*, Hamza Malik2 and Saima Malik3
1Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, The Brain Associates, 218 D Model Town Lahore, Pakistan
2Director the Brain Associates. 219 D Model Town Lahore, Pakistan
3Director Clinical and Research Laboratory – The Brain Associates Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding author : Muhammad Akbar Malik
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, The Brain Associates, 218 D Model Town Lahore, Pakistan
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 05, 2013 Accepted: May 23, 2014 Published: May 28, 2014
Citation: Malik MA, Malik H, Malik S (2014) Prevalence of Behavioural Disorders and School Underachievement’s in Newly Diagnosed Childhood Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies (CIGEs): Effect of Antiepileptic Drugs. J Spine Neurosurg 3:5 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000151

Abstract

Prevalence of Behavioural Disorders and School Underachievement’s in Newly Diagnosed Childhood Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies (CIGEs):Effect of Antiepileptic Drugs

Children with epilepsy are known to be prone to educational underachievement as a result of learning and behavioural problems. Identification of these comorbidities and their early intervention will go a long way in improving quality of life of children with epilepsies.

Keywords: Antiepileptic drugs; Cognition; Epilepsy; Medication; Neuropsychology; Behavioural disorders; School underachievement

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