John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Epilepsy surgery in children: no further threat to theory of mind Volume 21, issue 2, April 2019

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Authors
1 Department of Pediatric Psychology and Social Work, University Medical Center Utrecht
2 Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Departments of Child Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Utrecht
3 Neuropsychology Lab, Oldenburg University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
4 Inter-Psy Groningen, Groningen
5 Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
* Correspondence: Olga Braams University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Pediatric Psychology and Social Work, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85090, 3508 AB Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Key words: theory of mind, social cognition, child, refractory epilepsy, epilepsy surgery
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2019.1053
  • Page(s) : 166-76
  • Published in: 2019

Aims

To investigate whether theory of mind (ToM), an important requirement for adaptive social functioning, is different between children with pharmacologically refractory epilepsy who undergo epilepsy surgery and healthy control children, whether ToM is affected by epilepsy surgery in these children, and whether ToM is associated with demographic or epilepsy variables.