Transformative Research Priorities for the Epilepsies

Network interaction including comorbidities

Why would this research priority transform epilepsy research, our understanding of the epilepsies, and/or treatment of the epilepsies? :

The American Epilepsy Society considers comorbidities of epilepsy a high priority endeavor. Patients themselves, often independent of actual seizure frequency, remain underemployed or underachieving because comorbidities affect function in equal or greater measure than epilepsy itself. Furthermore, accumulating evidence finds that comorbidities and epilepsy have bilateral interactions; improvement in one comorbid domain may affect seizure occurrence.

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