Journal article

Memory Dysfunction in School-Aged Children Exposed Prenatally to Antiepileptic Drugs

Sarah Barton, Caroline Nadebaum, Vicki A Anderson, Frank Vajda, David C Reutens, Amanda G Wood

Neuropsychology | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2018


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by NHMRC postdoctoral fellowship grant

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the Royal Children's Hospital, Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. It was supported by grants from the Australian Research Council (LP0669648), Apex Foundation, and Pearson Plc. The sponsors of the study had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, the writing of the report, or in the decision to submit the article for publication. Amanda G. Wood had full access to all the data in the study and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication. Sarah Barton and Caroline Nadebaum were supported by Australian Postgraduate Award scholarships, and Amanda G. Wood was supported by a NHMRC postdoctoral fellowship grant (251755) and Postdoctoral Research Funding from Australian Rotary Health. The study would not have been possible without the efforts of Janet Graham and Alison Hitchcock from the Australian Pregnancy Register for Women with Epilepsy and Allied Disorders, whose work in identifying and liaising with the participants has been invaluable. The Australian Pregnancy Register is grateful for financial support for its operations from the NHMRC, Epilepsy Society of Australia, Epilepsy Action, and the Royal Melbourne Neuroscience Foundation as well as pharmaceutical industry, including Sanofi-Synthelabo, UCB Pharma, Janssen Cilag, Novartis, Esai, SciGen, and Pfizer, and past support from Glaxo. We also thank all of the families who gave so generously of their time to participate in this research. The information in this article and the manuscript itself has never been published either electronically or in print.