Nearly all children with Rolandic epilepsy (RE) grow out of their seizures, but then what happens? In this Canadian study, published in the medical journal Neurology, the researchers* conducted a 45-minute interview with 32 adults who had RE as a child.
All of the participants had become seizure-free. Nearly all (31) had a job, and 29 of the participants had an ‘average’ or ‘above-average’ income. 28 participants were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their life.
The findings suggest that most children with RE go on to lead a happy and fulfilling adult life; that’s good news for parents too!* Rolandic epilepsy has little effect on adult life 30 years later: A population-based study Carol S. Camfield and Peter R. Camfield. Neurology 2014, 82(13):1162-6. To read the full article, please visit Neurology.org →