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New Recommendations for Neuropsychological Assessment in Epilepsy

ILAE recommendations for routine epilepsy care



The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Neuropsychology Task force developed recommendations to address the neuropsychological assessment in routine epilepsy care. The recommendations endorse:

  • Routine screening of cognition, mood, and behavior in new-onset epilepsy patients
  • Routine feedback to patients, families, and clinicians about assessment results and implications.

The ILAE recommendations also identify situations where detailed, formal neuropsychological assessment is warranted.

Wilson SJ, Baxendale S, Barr W, et al. Indications and expectations for neuropsychological assessment in routine epilepsy care: Report of the ILAE Neuropsychology Task Force, Diagnostic Methods Commission, 2013-2017. Epilepsia. 2015;56(5):674-681.

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