Seizures and EEG findings in children with autism spectrum disorder

Roberto Tuchman, Prasanna Jayakar, Ilker Yaylali, Rafaël Villalobos

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurobiological developmental symptom complex characterized by early onset of deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication skills, socio-communicative function, and repetitive behaviors. The well-documented increased frequency of seizures and abnormal electroencephalographic (EEG) findings in ASD support the concept that the central nervous system dysfunction has a neurobiological basis. We review the prevalence of seizures and EEG abnormalities in children with ASD and explore the possible clinical significance of this correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalCNS spectrums
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Tuchman, R., Jayakar, P., Yaylali, I., & Villalobos, R. (1998). Seizures and EEG findings in children with autism spectrum disorder. CNS spectrums, 3(3), 61-70.