Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and young adults with epilepsy face an array of psychological, physical and social challenges, a new analysis reveals.

Australian researchers reviewed 43 studies that included a total of more than 950 children, teens and young adults, and delved into their experiences with the seizure disorder.

"Children with epilepsy feel vulnerable from a physical and a social perspective," said study author Deepak Gill. He is a pediatric neurologist who heads the Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Service at the Children's Hospital of Westmead, in New South Wales.

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