Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Helen L Caswell

Helen L Caswell

United Kingdom

  • Case Report
    The Effects of Sub-Clinical EEG on Cognition; A Case of Two Patients with JME
    Author(s): Nasur Iqbal, Helen L Caswell and Susan DuncanNasur Iqbal, Helen L Caswell and Susan Duncan

    It is increasingly becoming apparent that patients with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) experience difficulties with various aspects of cognition. Studies that have attempted to find specific seizure-related factors contributing to and predicting cognitive dysfunction have provided conflicting and inconclusive results. In this brief paper we aimed to discuss the nature and context of sub-clinical EEG activity on cognition in JME using two individual cases. It seems that the potential ‘mechanism’ for cognitive impairments in JME is unlikely to be solely attributable to the effects of paroxysmal discharges and further research is required to clarify the longer term , cumulative effects of a range of factors that may help to explain such deficits in cognitive functioning... View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000210

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