Neuropsychological profile in new-onset benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS): Focusing on executive functions

Melissa Filippini, Eleonora Ardu, Silvia Stefanelli, Antonella Boni, Giuseppe Gobbi, Francesco Benso

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Purpose: Increased evidence of subnormal neuropsychological functioning in new-onset childhood epilepsy has been obtained, although results are still rare and controversial. With a prospective study, we aimed to define the very early neuropsychological profile of children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS), including executive functions (EF) because of their key role in learning. Additionally, we enrolled drug-naïve children, with a NREM sleep frequency of discharges

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
  • Executive functions
  • Neuropsychological profile at the onset

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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