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Neuropsychological Test Performance in Frontal-lobe Epilepsy: The Influence of Aetiology, Seizure Type, Seizure Frequency and Duration of Disorder.

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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Abstract

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
Depositing User: Laura Scurlock-Evans
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 10:16
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2010 10:16
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/929

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