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EPILEPSY, SLEEP DISTURBANCES, AND PSYCHIATRIC CONSEQUENCES

Parko, Karen Lynn; Abrams, Gary M.; Campbell, Justin S.; Glass, Graham A.

doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000391455.22676.09
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Neurologic impairment after TBI causes serious morbidity for patients and their families. Prior articles have discussed headache and memory impairment. In this article, epilepsy, sleep disturbances, and psychiatric consequences will be covered. People who have suffered traumatic brain injury are at risk for any of these disturbances, and each person will have a constellation of neurologic symptoms spanning the spectrum from no difficulty in any area to symptoms in each of these areas.

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Parko has nothing to disclose. Dr Abrams has received research support from Innovative Neurotronics for investigation of a functional electrical stimulation-based orthotic device for gait after stroke and has received or plans to receive personal compensation as an expert witness and consultant for cases involving long-term consequences and rehabilitation issues in brain injury. Dr Campbell has received grants from the Office of Naval Research. Dr Glass has received personal compensation from Schlesinger Associates for blinded market research and from other entities for reviewing legal medical records.

Unlabeled Use of Products/Investigational Use Disclosure: Drs Parko, Campbell, and Glass have nothing to disclose Dr Abrams discusses the unlabeled use of tricyclic antidepressants for sleep. Unlabeled usage is cited when necessary.

© 2010 American Academy of Neurology
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