Seizure-causing Disorders Can Take Emotional Toll on Siblings

Seizure-causing Disorders Can Take Emotional Toll on Siblings

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Seizure-causing Disorders Can Take Emotional Toll on Siblings

Having a sibling with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and other seizure-causing conditions can take a psychological toll that is not always recognized by parents, research shows. The findings were published in Epilepsy and Behavior, in the study “Psychosocial impact on siblings of patients with developmental and epileptic encephalopathies.” Developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs) are a group of conditions characterized by seizures, cognitive and motor impairment, and developmental delay. People with these conditions (e.g., Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome)…

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