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Epilepsy Curr. 2006 Jul-Aug;6(4):107-11.

Autism and epilepsy: what has regression got to do with it?

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Director, Developmental and Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, Miami Children's Hospital Miami, FL, USA.


The relationship among epilepsy, autism, and regression is a poorly understood and controversial subject. In this brief review, examples of epileptic encephalopathies associated with regression of language and behavior and their overlap with autistic regression are discussed.

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