All authors were formerly with the Seizure Unit, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
The Coordinated Psychosocial and Neurologic Care of Children with Seizures and Their Families
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2005
Volume 41, Issue 6, pages 732–743, June 2000
How to Cite
Ziegler, R. G., Erba, G., Holden, L. and Dennison, H. (2000), The Coordinated Psychosocial and Neurologic Care of Children with Seizures and Their Families. Epilepsia, 41: 732–743. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1157.2000.tb00236.x
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2005
- Accepted January 19, 2000
Summary: As the medical and surgical management of epilepsy continues to advance, issues associated with the quality of life of patients and their families can be addressed. Whenever associated with other handicaps, such as learning disabilities, attentional or behavioral disorders, and problems in psychological adjustment, dual-diagnosis issues must be identified. To provide comprehensive care for children with epilepsy, a team approach to psychosocial assessment and treatment must be provided and coordinated with neurologic care. When the age-related needs in the life stage of the individual and family are identified, the best possible adaptation of the patient and his or her family can be supported.