The prevalence of epilepsy in adults with an intellectual disability (ID) is up to 20 times greater than in the general population [1]. A recent survey of carers and professionals showed considerable concern over presence and impact of side effects from anti-epileptic drug (AED) treatment in people with ID (in particular drowsiness, memory problems, depression) [2]. The term side effect typically relates to any secondary undesirable effect of a treatment or drug. Physical, cognitive, behavioural or emotional side effects can cause significant impact on the quality of life of an individual.

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