There is a commonly held perception that people with epilepsy have difficulty succeeding in school, behaving appropriately, obtaining suitable employment, forming and sustaining relationships, and that they have a higher incidence of psychiatric problems. It is difficult to measure the adaptation of the child (a person who should be constantly changing) and perhaps this explains the paucity of substantive papers dealing with these topics in childhood. However, many studies have evaluated the adaptive problems of the adult with epilepsy, and these will be reviewed briefly to obtain a sense of what the future has held for the child with epilepsy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health