Relation epilepsy, intellectual disability and behavior
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(Inter)national interest

The research question has surfaced in various research groups throughout the years. There is an interest in this Kempenhaeghe study from within the country and internationally. Our researchers work with other universities and with the Center for Consultation and Expertise (CCE).

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Useful information

For this study three patient groups have been set up, all of them with epilepsy and an intellectual disability and living in the Center for Residential Epilepsy Care. The first group consists mostly of residents who use medication for mood or behavior problems. The second group consists of people who do not use medication for behavior problems, but who have an indication for extra care because of their behavior problems. The third group does not show significant behavior problems. Comparable data is collected from all participants. By determining which factors affect mood and behavior, useful information is found for, for instance, treatment.