[Risk of overtreatment: not to be neglected. The example of antiepileptic drugs].
ABSTRACT Overtreatment (unnecessary treatment, excessive drug dosages, unjustified polypharmacy) alters the risk-benefit ratio. Its prevention requires the recognition of the situations and the understanding of the mechanisms leading to it. The pharmacological treatment of epilepsy exposes to such a risk and serves as an example for its detection and correction.