The role of neuropsychology in the assessment and treatment of persons with epilepsy

Am Psychol. 1992 Sep;47(9):1139-42. doi: 10.1037//0003-066x.47.9.1139.


Several areas of current interest in the neuropsychology of epilepsy are briefly reviewed in this article. These include variables pertaining to seizures, seizure history, antiepileptic drugs, and methods of neuropsychological evaluation. It is apparent that epilepsy is a multifaceted area: Psychologists not only can be of great assistance to patients with this condition, but may also learn a great deal from this complex disorder.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anticonvulsants / adverse effects
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
  • Epilepsy / drug therapy
  • Epilepsy / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Mental Processes / drug effects
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / drug therapy
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / psychology*
  • Neuropsychological Tests*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology


  • Anticonvulsants