Behavioral problems of preschool children with new-onset epilepsy and one-year follow-up - A prospective study

Yoldas T. C. , GÜNBEY C. , Degerliyurt A., Erol N., Ozmert E., YALNIZOĞLU D.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, cilt.92, ss.171-175, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 92
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.12.025
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.171-175


Objectives: Childhood emotional/behavioral problems in children with epilepsy have been reported to be higher compared with those with typical development or with other nonneurologic health conditions. Increasing interest towards understanding these behavioral comorbidities is reflected in literature. However, longitudinal investigations regarding the course of behavioral problems in children with newly diagnosed epilepsy and normal development are rare, and majority of them involve school-aged children. We aimed to study the behavioral comorbidities of preschool children with newly diagnosed epilepsy and to explore the changes of behavioral problems after one year from the diagnosis in comparison with the healthy group and subsequently, to elucidate the potential developmental, neurologic, and social risk factors associated with these difficulties.