Using the Child Behavior Checklist, the behavior of 16 children with cryptogenic localization-related epilepsy was assessed at first admission to our epilepsy center, and approximately 2 years later. Behavior improved substantially from t(1) (first assessment, when patients were admitted to our center) to t(2) (reassessment after approximately 2 years) on almost all subscales of the Child Behavior Checklist. At t(2), all subscales scored within normal range. Furthermore, seizure frequency improved considerably in the 2 years between assessments. After a period of approximately 2 years, normalization of behavior in children with cryptogenic localization-related epilepsy occurred.
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2010|