Journal article

Behavioral disorder in people with an intellectual disability and epilepsy: A report of the Intellectual Disability Task Force of the Neuropsychiatric Commission of ILAE.

Mike Kerr, Christine Linehan, Christian Brandt, Kousuke Kanemoto, Jun Kawasaki, Kenji Sugai, Yukari Tadokoro, Vicente Villanueva, Jo Wilmshurst, Sarah Wilson

Epilepsia Open | Published : 2016

Abstract

The management and needs of people with intellectual disability (ID) and epilepsy are well evidenced; less so, the comorbidity of behavioral disorder in this population. "Behavioral disorder" is defined as behaviors that are difficult or disruptive, including stereotypes, difficult or disruptive behavior, aggressive behavior toward other people, behaviors that lead to injury to self or others, and destruction of property. These have an important link to emotional disturbance. This report, produced by the Intellectual Disability Task Force of the Neuropsychiatric Commission of the ILAE, aims to provide a brief review of some key areas of concern regarding behavioral disorder among this popula..

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