There are gender differences in certain epilepsy-related factors predicting health-related quality of life at 1 year in persons with newly diagnosed epilepsy.
Despite having control of their epilepsy in the majority, children with West syndrome suffered from poor quality of life. The greater impact on the physical domain possibly is related to the effect of underlying pathologies.
While postictal headache is a common and disabling condition, its treatment is often overlooked. Flunarizine and sumatriptan can be good candidates to be used in future clinical trials of the treatment of postictal headache.