General aspects of management in the epileptic adolescent Volume 21, issue 2, avril-mai-juin 2009

Unité d’épileptologie, unité 975 de l’Inserm, hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47, boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75651 Paris cedex 13, France

Epilepsy is still associated with a bad picture in our society, and has a great impact in the way of life. Being affected by epilepsy is always a difficult situation for adolescents even if they have various manners to express their trouble. Additionally to medical care, the neurologist should be beside the adolescent and his family to help them to cope well with the disease. A good relationship with the neurologist is fundamental to keep adolescents in touch with medical monitoring.