Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy (ILAE Task Force Report): Epilepsy and ADHD

Frank Besag, Giuseppe Gobbi, Rochelle Caplan, Matti Sillanpää, Albert Aldenkamp, David W. Dunn

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Abstract

ADHD occurs in about 30% of children with epilepsy. The causes of ADHD features include some antiepileptic drugs, the epilepsy itself and underlying brain dysfunction. Management of the ADHD will depend on the cause. Treatment with methylphenidate is effective in about 70% of cases; standard treatments with methylphenidate, dexamfetamine and atomoxetine are very unlikely to exacerbate seizures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S8-S15
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016

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Methylphenidate
Advisory Committees
Psychiatry
Epilepsy
Dextroamphetamine
Anticonvulsants
Seizures
Brain
Therapeutics
Atomoxetine Hydrochloride

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Antiepileptic
  • Epileptiform
  • Rolandic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Besag, F., Gobbi, G., Caplan, R., Sillanpää, M., Aldenkamp, A., & Dunn, D. W. (2016). Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy (ILAE Task Force Report): Epilepsy and ADHD. Epileptic Disorders, 18, S8-S15.

Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy (ILAE Task Force Report) : Epilepsy and ADHD. / Besag, Frank; Gobbi, Giuseppe; Caplan, Rochelle; Sillanpää, Matti; Aldenkamp, Albert; Dunn, David W.

In: Epileptic Disorders, Vol. 18, 01.05.2016, p. S8-S15.

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Besag, F, Gobbi, G, Caplan, R, Sillanpää, M, Aldenkamp, A & Dunn, DW 2016, 'Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy (ILAE Task Force Report): Epilepsy and ADHD', Epileptic Disorders, vol. 18, pp. S8-S15.
Besag F, Gobbi G, Caplan R, Sillanpää M, Aldenkamp A, Dunn DW. Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy (ILAE Task Force Report): Epilepsy and ADHD. Epileptic Disorders. 2016 May 1;18:S8-S15.
Besag, Frank ; Gobbi, Giuseppe ; Caplan, Rochelle ; Sillanpää, Matti ; Aldenkamp, Albert ; Dunn, David W. / Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy (ILAE Task Force Report) : Epilepsy and ADHD. In: Epileptic Disorders. 2016 ; Vol. 18. pp. S8-S15.
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