Chapter 20 Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy

W. Curt LaFrance, Andres M Kanner, Bruce Hermann

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Abstract

Psychiatric disorders can be identified in 25-50% of patients with epilepsy, with higher prevalence among patients with poorly controlled seizures. These disturbances include depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, cognitive, and personality changes occurring in the interictal or ictal/postictal states. In this chapter, we describe four areas of focus in women with epilepsy: comorbid primary psychiatric processes, integrated symptoms secondary to epilepsy, stigma and psychosocial consequences of epilepsy, and nonepileptic seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-383
Number of pages37
JournalInternational Review of Neurobiology
Volume83
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Chapter 20 Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy. / LaFrance, W. Curt; Kanner, Andres M; Hermann, Bruce.

In: International Review of Neurobiology, Vol. 83, 2008, p. 347-383.

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LaFrance, W. Curt ; Kanner, Andres M ; Hermann, Bruce. / Chapter 20 Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy. In: International Review of Neurobiology. 2008 ; Vol. 83. pp. 347-383.
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