Resources: Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders in Autism

Resources: Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders in Autism

‘Identifying and Managing Seizures in Autism – Information sheet for clinicians’

Seizure disorders are highly prevalent in autism and the leading cause of premature mortality. Subclinical epileptiform activity is found in large majority of individuals even in absence of clinical visible seizures. Epilepsy and autism likely share common etilogy and pathophysiology. Treatments aimed at control of seizure activity sometimes lead to reduction of autistic features.

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