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Cognitive and Behavioral Comorbidities of Epilepsy

Jonathan K. Kleen, Rod C. Scott, Pierre-Pascal Lenck-Santini and Gregory L. Holmes

in Jasper's Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of ©Jeffrey L. Noebels, Massimo Avoli, Michael A. Rogawski, Richard W. Olsen, and Antonio V. Delgado-Escueta

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199746545
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199746545.003.0072

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Cognitive and Behavioral Comorbidities of Epilepsy

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In this chapter, the mechanisms of both permanent and dynamic impairments in cognition and behavior associated with epilepsy will be reviewed. As will be discussed, there is now considerable evidence that the final common pathway for the cognitive and behavioral disturbances is likely through epilepsy-induced altered neuronal signaling resulting in malfunctioning network activity.

Chapter.  8454 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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