Reflex Triggering Properties in Genetic Generalized and Focal Epilepsies by Questioning and Neuropsychological Electroencephalography Activation Methods

Ur Ozcelik E., Atakli D., Gorkem Sirin N., Koksal A., Bebek N., Baykan B.

EPILEPSI, vol.27, no.1, pp.52-61, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/epilepsi.2020.21704
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-61
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Epileptogenesis is still not clearly understood. Therefore, there is an inevitable need for research that investigates triggers for reflex seizures and neuropsychological activation (NPA) methods using electroencephalography (EEG) in different epileptic syndromes. In this regard, we aimed to examine the characteristics and frequency of triggers for reflex seizures as well as changes in the frequency of epileptiform discharges (EDs), according to the stimulus in patients with generalized genetic epilepsy (GGE) and drug- resistant focal epilepsy (FE) by performing a comparative study with a survey and a neuropsychological EEG activation method, besides routine EEG.