Maternal epilepsy and behavioral development of the child: Family factors do matter.

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Summary of "Maternal epilepsy and behavioral development of the child: Family factors do matter."

The purpose of the study was to examine whether mothers with epilepsy experience family problems and to investigate the possible mediating role of distinct family factors in the relationship between maternal epilepsy and child behavioral problems, in which it is also investigated whether more proximal family factors mediate the more distal family factors.


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Name: Epilepsy & behavior : E&B
ISSN: 1525-5069
Pages: 222-232


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A child whose needs, abilities, or other characteristics vary so much from the average in mental, physical, or social areas that a greater than usual level of services is needed to facilitate the child's maximum potential development.

A syndrome characterized by the onset of isolated language dysfunction in otherwise normal children (age of onset 4-7 years) and epileptiform discharges on ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY. Seizures, including atypical absence (EPILEPSY, ABSENCE), complex partial (EPILEPSY, COMPLEX PARTIAL), and other types may occur. The electroencephalographic abnormalities and seizures tend to resolve by puberty. The language disorder may also resolve although some individuals are left with severe language dysfunction, including APHASIA and auditory AGNOSIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp749-50; J Child Neurol 1997 Nov;12(8):489-495)

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