26 patients receiving chronic anticonvulsant therapy and undergoing discontinuation of drug treatment were examined from clinical and psychological point of view. Cognitive processes have been evaluated with tests for intelligence (WAIS) memory (WMS and Rey's test) attention (Number Comparison) logics (D48) and personality (IPAT). Of the 26 subjects included (all without associated mental or neurological handicap and fit free for at least three years) 9 have completed the study to date and tested again a year after drug withdrawal. The improvement in memory logics and intelligence we have found may be related to increased attention, the subjects show after drug withdrawal.
|Title of host publication||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology