Social functioning in children with early-onset epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Children with early-onset epilepsy (CWEOE) who were aged 3–63 months exhibited impaired social attention close to or at diagnosis.

Why this matters

  • CWEOE have impaired social functioning, but it is unknown if social attention is also impaired, and if this is related to social functioning.

  • Abnormal social attention may be an early marker of poor social cognitive development in CWEOE.