Epilepsy, cognition, and neuropsychiatry (Epilepsy, Brain, and Mind, part 2)

Amos D. Korczyn, Steven C. Schachter, Martin J. Brodie, Sarang S. Dalal, Jerome Engel, Alla Guekht, Hrvoje Hecimovic, Karim Jerbi, Andres M. Kanner, Cecilie Johannessen Landmark, Pavel Mares, Petr Marusic, Stefano Meletti, Marco Mula, Philip N. Patsalos, Markus Reuber, Philippe Ryvlin, Klára Štillová, Roberto Tuchman, Ivan Rektor

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Epilepsy is, of course, not one disease but rather a huge number of disorders that can present with seizures. In common, they all reflect brain dysfunction. Moreover, they can affect the mind and, of course, behavior. While animals too may suffer from epilepsy, as far as we know, the electrical discharges are less likely to affect the mind and behavior, which is not surprising. While the epileptic seizures themselves are episodic, the mental and behavioral changes continue, in many cases, interictally. The episodic mental and behavioral manifestations are more dramatic, while the interictal ones are easier to study with anatomical and functional studies. The following extended summaries complement those presented in Part 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-302
Number of pages20
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Behavior
  • Cognition
  • EEG
  • Epilepsy
  • Imaging
  • Mind
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social issues
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neurology


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