Archived AES Symposia 2004
Health-Related Outcomes in Epilepsy
Program Length: 2 hrs 36 min
Epilepsy exhibits complex and lifelong effects on a person’s social, professional, and psychological function. Recent advances in assessment provide important data on adverse health outcomes in epilepsy. This symposium will cover serious outcomes, including death and injury, in addition to drug toxicity and side effects. The impact and management of psychiatric comorbidities, cognitive effects of epilepsy and its treatment, AED-induced bone disease, and education and employment obstacles will also be presented. Together, the topics presented in this symposium tackle the issues involved in the assessment of a patient’s quality of life, appropriate interventions, and treatment.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Better understand the major health outcomes associated with epilepsy
- Recognize and manage AED-associated bone disease
- Identify and treat comorbid psychiatric disorders
- Ascertain the cognitive effects associated with epilepsy and its treatment
- Discuss education and employment difficulties related to epilepsy.
Epileptologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and nurses.
Chair: Kimford J. Meador, M.D.
- Partnering With Our Patients: Understanding Serious Adverse Outcomes of Epilepsy
Frank G. Gilliam, M.D., M.P.H.
- Long-Term Use of AEDs and the Impact on Bone Health
Alison M. Pack, M.D.
- The Link Between Mood Disorders and Epilepsy: Why It I Important to Diagnose and Treat
John J. Barry, M.D.
- Cognitive Effects of Epilepsy and Its Treatment
Bruce P. Hermann, Ph.D.
- Real-World Concerns for the Epilepsy Patient: Education and Employment
Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D.
This program and its re-purposing on the AES Web site is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.