Identification of neuropsychological deficits is important for optimizing education, professional training, and rehabilitation in patients with epilepsy. Another aim of neuropsychological testing is to establish cognitive effects of antiepileptic drugs, seizure frequency, and "subclinical" EEG activity.

In the presurgical assessment neuropsychological evaluation is used to identify localizable deficits that can be related to the epileptogenic lesion. Crucial for lateralizing temporal lobe epilepsies is the function of verbal and nonverbal memory. Another neuropsycho-logical task in the presurgical assessment is forecasting postsurgical cognitive outcome, which sometimes requires the intracarotid sodium amylobarbital procedure (Wada test).

Understanding And Treating Autism

Understanding And Treating Autism

Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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