A meta-analysis of the rates of suicide ideation, attempts and deaths in people with epilepsy - Abraham N, Buvanaswari P, Rathakrishnan R, Tran BX, Thu GV, Nguyen LH, Ho CS, Ho RC.
This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the association between epilepsy and suicide. We systematically searched PubMed, PsycINFO, Embase and Web of Science for studies that reported the prevalence of suicidality in the form of suicide ideation, attempts and ...
In the first study of its kind, investigators, using AI, found that young epilepsy patients were more than twice as likely as adults with epilepsy to discuss suicidal thoughts and behaviors online.Medscape Medical News
(Aarhus University) Three of the most common forms of anti-epileptic drugs in Denmark is associated with increase in patients' risk of suicide. However, the risk is low and should be seen in conjunction with the many beneficial effects of the medicines. This is the conclusion of a new study carried out by researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.
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Objective: To determine the differences in the incidences and risks of suicide attempt (SA) and suicidal drug overdose (SDO) between patients with epilepsy with and without comorbid depression by using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Re...
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Hyo Jae Kim, Ji-Ye Jeon, Hyun-Woo Kim, Sang-Ahm LeeAbstractPurposeWe compared the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (NDDI-E) with the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) according to different antiepileptic drug (AED) loads in people with epilepsy (PWE).MethodsDepression and suicidality were assessed with the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), the NDDI-E, and the PHQ-9. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was used. Sensitivity and specificity of the NDDI-E and PHQ-9 were compared between an AED load
Conclusion: Risks of SA and SDO in patients with epilepsy are proportionally increased when depression is coexisted. Our findings provide crucial information for clinicians and the government for suicide prevention and to question whether prescribing a large number of medications to patients with epilepsy and depression is safe.
Depression is common in patients with epilepsy (PWE): the prevalence of depression in PWE is about five times higher than in the general population [1,2]. The pathophysiological and psychosocial features of epilepsy put individuals at greater risk of depression, and conversely, depression has an adverse effect on epilepsy . Depression is significantly associated with drug-resistant epilepsy and poor quality of life [4,5]. Together with depression, suicide is also a serious problem in PWE. The suicide rate in PWE is about three times higher than in the general population, and is higher when accompanied by depression .
ConclusionThe Chinese version of the SSI-W proved to be a reliable and effective assessment tool for screening suicidal ideation in Chinese adult PWE.
CONCLUSION: The Chinese version of the SSI-W proved to be a reliable and effective assessment tool for screening suicidal ideation in Chinese adult PWE. PMID: 31698259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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