Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Social cognition in childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes

Full text
Lima, Ellen Marise [1] ; Rzezak, Patricia [1] ; Montenegro, Maria Augusta [2] ; Guerreiro, Marilisa M. [2] ; Valente, Kette D. R. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo HCFMUSP, Hosp Clin, Dept Psychiat, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Dept Neurol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY; v. 78, p. 102-108, MAY 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Purpose: Social cognition is involved in the perception, processing, and interpretation of social information. For this reason, social cognition is a crucial domain for successful communication and interpersonal relationships. With this in mind, we aimed to assess social cognition in children with Self-Limited Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (CECTS) and its association with traditional executive function tests and clinical variables of epilepsy. Methods: We evaluated 23 patients with CECTS (65% male, mean age of 10.64 years) and 20 healthy children (75% male, mean age of 10.15 years). We used the Faux-Pas Child Task (FP) to analyze social cognition and a comprehensive battery of neuropsychological tests to evaluate domains of classic executive functions. Results: Patients with CECTS had impairments in FP compared to healthy children {[}p < 0.001]. Impairments in some areas of traditional executive functions were related to worse social cognition in patients with CECTS. Epilepsy-related factors did not impair the performance on FP, except for the number of antiseizure medication {[}p = 0.016]. Conclusions: Social cognition is impaired in children and adolescents with CECTS. The presence of ongoing seizures and frequent epileptiform activity were not correlated with social cognition. Therefore, epilepsy per se was more relevant for social cognition than its severity. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/02796-2 - Benign Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes - Delineating the Executive Profile
Grantee:Ellen Marise Lima
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master