Upton, Dominic and Thompson, Pamela (1997) Neuropsychological Test Performance in Frontal-lobe Epilepsy: The Influence of Aetiology, Seizure Type, Seizure Frequency and Duration of Disorder. Seizure, 6 (6). pp. 443-447. ISSN 1059-1311
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Although frontal-lobe epilepsy accounts for a sizeable proportion of all partial epilepsies the neuropsychological characteristics have proved difficult to document. A possible explanation for this may lie in the impact of seizure-related variables. However, these have rarely been addressed in a frontal-lobe epilepsy sample. In this report the neuropsychological sequelae of the aetiology of epilepsy, seizure spread, seizure frequency and duration of disorder were examined in a sample of 74 subjects with frontal-lobe epilepsy (42 with left, 32 with right). Only a few significant results were revealed and in these cases the possibility of greater cortical dysfunction rather than specific frontal impairment would offer a viable solution. Further studies are needed in order that firmer conclusions concerning the impact of the variables investigated on neuropsychological performance in a sample of subjects with frontal-lobe epilepsy can be drawn.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||neuropsychology, frontal lobe epilepsy, cognitive performance, epilepsy|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society|
|Deposited By:||Laura Scurlock|
|Deposited On:||29 Jul 2010 11:16|
|Last Modified:||29 Jul 2010 11:16|
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