Women with epilepsy:Clinically relevant issues

Bangar, Santosh, Shastri, Abhishek, El-Sayeh, Hany and Cavanna, Andrea E. (2016). Women with epilepsy:Clinically relevant issues. Functional Neurology, 31 (3), pp. 127-134.


Women with epilepsy (WWE) face specific challenges throughout their lifespan due to the effects of seizures and antiepileptic drugs on hormonal function, potentially affecting both sexual and reproductive health. This review article addresses the most common issues of practical relevance to clinicians treating WWE: epidemiology and clinical presentations (including catamenial epilepsy), contraception, reproductive and sexual dysfunction, pregnancy, lactation, menopause-related issues (including bone health), and mental health aspects. Awareness of these gender-specific issues and implementation/adaptation of effective interventions for WWE results in significantly improved health-related quality of life in this patient population.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.127
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences
Additional Information: FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY IS AN OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL Users shall have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles. Copyright © 2016, CIC Edizioni Internazionali
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antiepileptic drugs,Contraception,Epilepsy,Gender,Pregnancy,Seizures,Women,Neuroscience(all),Clinical Neurology
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Published Date: 2016-12-09
Authors: Bangar, Santosh
Shastri, Abhishek
El-Sayeh, Hany
Cavanna, Andrea E.

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