Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Case Report Revealing Improvement in Cognition, Quality of Life, Medical Needs, and Psychological Functioning

Author(s): Dr. Marios Constantinou

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), for Adolescents diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy, may be beneficial for several reasons. It could reduce depression, anxiety, everyday worries, and even help in improving cognitive functioning and clinical symptomatology. Here, we present the case of a 15-year-old boy diagnosed with drug-resistant left temporal lobe epilepsy, whose psychological, cognitive, and clinical presentation significantly improved following 12 weekly sessions of CBT involving the youngster, his family, and school.

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