December 28, 2018

Treatment of Psychiatric Comorbidities in Patients with Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities: Is There a Role for the Neurologist?

This paper will explore the nature of psychiatric comorbidities in people with an intellectual disability (ID) who have epilepsy. The complexity of clinical presentations and associated comorbidities require thorough assessment utilizing both neurological and psychiatric skills. The neurologist plays a central role in the management of epilepsy in people with ID and therefore requires basic competencies in the assessment of neuropsychiatric comorbidities. This is key to liaison with other specialist services to ensure individuals receive holistic person-centered care.

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