Panayiotopoulos syndrome and Gastaut syndrome are distinct entities in terms of neuropsychological findings.

Akca K., Elmali A., Demirbilek V., Oktem O., Yapici Z., Saltik S., ...More

Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, vol.99, pp.106447, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2019.106447
  • Title of Journal : Epilepsy & behavior : E&B
  • Page Numbers: pp.106447
  • Keywords: Idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy, Occipital epilepsy, Cognition, Behavior, Panayiotopoulos syndrome, Gastaut syndrome, EPILEPSY, CHILDREN, CHILDHOOD, ABNORMALITIES, ATTENTION, EEG


Background: Although the courses of self-limited focal epilepsies of childhood are considered as benign, a handful of studies suggested that these children may suffer from cognitive problems. Implementing tailor-made educational strategies would aid these children to reach their full potentials. Therefore, it is crucial to understand and differentiate the complete neuropsychological and behavioral profiles of these rather common syndromes. We aimed to examine the distinct cognitive and behavioral profiles of the Panayiotopoulos syndrome (PS) and the Gastaut syndrome (GS), comparatively.