• Monisha Mohan, Adrian Rotari USMF “Nicolae Testemițanuˮ, Republic of Moldova


‘Epilepsy’, ‘cognitive development’, ‘DEE’


Epilepsy is attributed as a disease presenting with seizures altering the structural, cognitive, behavioural and social prospect in a child’s development. These altercations between seizure and the brain functions often results in severe deficiency of the fine skills necessary for honing a life. Importantly, functions including memory, speech, learning and others are found reduced in paediatric population. The aforementioned disparities are consequential to a multitude of causative agents ranging from age, type and prolongation of the type. Whilst, the influence individual cause possess over epilepsy ultimately decided the extent of the cognitive disability and the extent of its effects from childhood into adulthood. The confluence of the factors is directly proportional to severity of the comorbidity. On the basis of multiple studies conducted pan world, it was found that more than 1/4th of the children diagnosed with epilepsy scored lesser IQ compared to their peers. Interestingly, more than ½ of the children usually presented with cognitive deficits at varying levels. Hence, it’s of common interest to the physician and the researcher to be able to identify these factors and contribute methods to enhance the betterment of life in these population. Children with so-called epilepsy-only, as well as those with community and population-based studies, reports from tertiary care facilities, and other evidence suggest that childhood epilepsy can be linked to impairments in cognition. The objective of the study is to analyse information regarding epilepsy including definition, classification particularly in paediatric population, analyse different forms of DEE’s 3 and to understand the different kinds of cognitive impairments in paediatric population.




How to Cite

Monisha Mohan, Adrian Rotari. (2023). COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY. EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR), 9(5), 172–174. Retrieved from