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SOME FEATURES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING IN CHILDREN WHILE BENIGN EPILEPTIFORM DISCHARGES OF CHILDHOOD ARE BEING FORMED

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With the aim being evaluation of psychological functioning in children while benign epileptiform discharges of childhood are being formed (BEDC) (in the EEG results) a group of 13 children with organic brain lesions - neuroimaging verified and neuroimaging non-verified -has been formed. All of the patients were diagnosed with various focal epilepsies and showed different levels of cognitive deficits. All of the patients underwent electroencephalograph assessment with at least once-a-month frequency. Patients with verified diagnosis of benign epilepsy of childhood with central-temporal spikes were not included into the study. Upon EEG dynamic assessment administration all the children included in the study showed (which was no longer present at the time of control assessment in 1-2-3 months) transitory complexes in the form of benign epileptifom discharges of childhood (BEDC) which in its turn coincided with a clinical improvement of cognitive aspects in all children (attention, hyperactivity, speech) regardless of whether they had any brain organic lesion or not and severity thereof.

About the Authors

D. E. Zaitsev
D.E. Zaitsev Neuropsychiatric Center (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Russian Federation


N. A. Titov
D.E. Zaitsev Neuropsychiatric Center (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Russian Federation


E. S. Mironova
Harvard College, Harvard University (Cambridge, M.A., USA)
Russian Federation


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Zaitsev D.E., Titov N.A., Mironova E.S. SOME FEATURES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING IN CHILDREN WHILE BENIGN EPILEPTIFORM DISCHARGES OF CHILDHOOD ARE BEING FORMED. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2011;3(4):28-34. (In Russ.)

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