Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BCECTS); Epilepsy with continuous spikes and waves during slow sleep (CSWS); Frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE); Brain damage; Frontal lobe; Prefrontal lobe; Frontal lobe dysfunction; Brain volumetry
Although the most prominent feature of epilepsy is seizure, the condition may also involve mental health problems, including hyperactivity, inattention, learning disabilities, other disease-related quality of life impairments, and psychopathology. CSWS is a rare disease that affects children and is associated with deterioration of one or more cognitive functions, behavioral disturbances, spike and spike-wave discharges increased during slow wave sleep, and epileptic seizures.
Many children with epilepsy suffer from interictal disturbances in behavior that can contribute significantly to their illness and in some cases constitute the major disability. There remains some controversy on this subject, and it is generally accepted by most experts in the field that the degree of behavioral problems associated with epilepsy in children is greater than would be expected on the basis of the existence of a chronic illness alone. In the past, the emphasis has been on the outcome in terms of seizure control. However, with regard to other factors such as cognition and behavior, the value of pediatric epilepsy syndrome classification is increasingly recognized.
Last date updated on June, 2014