Advances in epilepsy: New perspectives on new-onset epilepsy, comorbidities, and pharmacotherapy

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Abstract

The purpose of this brief article is to review old concepts of the significance of acute symptomatic seizures, the impact of psychiatric comorbidities on the response of pharmacologic and surgical treatments of the seizure disorder, and the importance of factoring comorbid medical comorbidities into the choice of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). In addition, this article provides an update on the latest data on the teratogenic effects of AEDs and reviews the most relevant results of a recent practice guideline on pregnancy issues in women with epilepsy. The article closes with a review of the latest advances in the therapeutic effects of first- and second-generation AEDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number51
JournalF1000 Medicine Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 14 2010

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