Look also for Mental retardation and cerebral palsy are among the most common conditions associated with epilepsy. Other cognitive disorders linked to epilepsy include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, and dementia. Associated psychological difficulties such as depression; psychoses; anxiety disorders, including panic attacks; eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa; or personality disorders are common in epilepsy and often make recognition or control of seizures difficult. In adults sleep apnea can cause recurrent seizures. The myriad causes of seizures (Table 9-5) require diligence to elucidate. 

 

Mental retardation and cerebral palsy are among the most common conditions associated with epilepsy. Other cognitive disorders linked to epilepsy include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, and dementia. Associated psychological difficulties such as depression; psychoses; anxiety disorders, including panic attacks; eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa; or personality disorders are common in epilepsy and often make recognition or control of seizures difficult. In adults sleep apnea can cause recurrent seizures. The myriad causes of seizures (Table 9-5) require diligence to elucidate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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