Evaluation of a self-regulation based psycho-educational pilot intervention targeting children and adolescents with epilepsy in Greece

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The literature suggests that interventions focusing on changing illness appraisals of young individuals as well as enhancing coping skills may be an effective treatment for pediatric psychosocial maladjustment [1–4]. This is especially true for children and adolescents with epilepsy. Epilepsy is amongst the most prevalent neurological diseases, with a substantial negative impact not only on the physical, but also on the cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioural functioning of the patient. As a consequence, several publications point at the necessity of more specific and individualized psycho-educational interventions for children and adolescents [5–9].

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