22| Pediatric Epilepsy – With Dr. Nancy Nussbaum (Part 1)


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Epilepsy is a broad term used to describe various neurologic conditions that cause seizures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. had approximately 3 million adults and 470,000 children with epilepsy in 2015. Children with epilepsy are more likely to report academic difficulties, experience cognitive impairment, and live in poverty. Today we bring you Part 1 of our conversation with epilepsy expert Dr. Nancy Nussbaum, a board-certified neuropsychologist at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Central Texas and former President of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. We cover a range of topics including the definition of epilepsy, epileptic syndromes and etiologies that are common in childhood, assessment, treatments, outcomes, and much more.

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