Obstacles in the treatment of common psychiatric comorbidities in patients with epilepsy: What is wrong with this picture?

This article is part of the Special Issue “Obstacles of Treatment of Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy”.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Abstract Anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with epilepsy are common comorbidities which place a significant burden on patients and families and complicate the clinical management of epilepsy. This paper presents a narrative review on the aetiology, phenomenology, assessment, and management of depression and anxiety among paediatric patients with epilepsy. The recognition of affective comorbidity in paediatric epilepsy is limited at present, and the contributory role of antiepileptic medication towards such comorbidity must be considered by clinicians. PMID: 31191736 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Temporal lobe epilepsy patients have higher levels of R/S.Resumo Religiosidade e espiritualidade (R/E) s ão geralmente consideradas importantes aliadas no enfrentamento de doenças e sofrimento. Estudos na epilepsia do lobo temporal (ELT) sugerem que o lobo temporal é a base anatômico-funcional de experiências religiosas. Além disso, R/E têm impacto na vida de pacientes com epilepsia (PCE), uma v ez que a epilepsia frequentemente está associada a distúrbios psicossociais em pacientes e seus familiares. Objetivo: Investigar R/E em PCE, bem como o impacto...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this study, there was no association between migraine comorbidity and objective cognitive scores in patients with newly diagnosed focal epilepsy. The relationship between migraine comorbidity and subjective memory deficits seemed to be mediated by the higher prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms in patients with epilepsy with comorbid migraine.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between sociodemographic, seizure-related, behavioral health, and antiepileptic drug (AED) adverse effect variables. The aim of this study was to examine whether there were significant differences on AED adverse effects between youth with normative and subclinical/clinical depressive and/or anxiety symptoms.MethodsAs part of a larger multisite validation study, 231 youth age 5 to 18 years diagnosed with epilepsy and their caregivers were recruited to participate for the current study. Youth ages 8 and older and caregivers of all youth completed the Behavior A...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 96Author(s): Poul Jennum, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob KjellbergAbstractNonepileptic seizures (NES, psychogenic NES-PNES) are associated with significant morbidities. We evaluated the morbidities and mortality in a national group of children, adolescent, and adult patients before and after a first diagnosis of PNES.MethodsFrom the Danish National Patient Registry (1998–2013), we identified 1057 people of all ages with a diagnosis of NES and matched them with 2113 control individuals by age, gender, and geography. Comorbidities were calculated three years before ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to explore and describe the experience of a childhood diagnosis of epilepsy and its consequences for the experiences of daily life over a span of 50 years.MethodsA descriptive mixed method design was chosen. Data were collected through a survey returned by 86 persons (59% response rate) who had received diagnoses of epilepsy as children. The survey contained questions about education, vocation, family status, and included the 14-item Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD). Additionally, interviews (n = 11) were conducted and analyzed by interpretative description.ResultsFew person...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Nonepileptic seizures (NES, psychogenic NES-PNES) are associated with significant morbidities. We evaluated the morbidities and mortality in a national group of children, adolescent, and adult patients before and after a first diagnosis of PNES. METHODS: From the Danish National Patient Registry (1998-2013), we identified 1057 people of all ages with a diagnosis of NES and matched them with 2113 control individuals by age, gender, and geography. Comorbidities were calculated three years before and after diagnoses. RESULTS: Patients with PNES showed increased comorbidities 3 years before and af...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In this study, there was no association between migraine comorbidity and objective cognitive scores in patients with newly diagnosed focal epilepsy. The relationship between migraine comorbidity and subjective memory deficits seemed to be mediated by the higher prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms in patients with epilepsy with comorbid migraine. PMID: 31181426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between sociodemographic, seizure-related, behavioral health, and antiepileptic drug (AED) adverse effect variables. The aim of this study was to examine whether there were significant differences on AED adverse effects between youth with normative and subclinical/clinical depressive and/or anxiety symptoms. METHODS: As part of a larger multisite validation study, 231 youth age 5 to 18 years diagnosed with epilepsy and their caregivers were recruited to participate for the current study. Youth ages 8 and older and caregivers of all youth completed the Be...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to explore and describe the experience of a childhood diagnosis of epilepsy and its consequences for the experiences of daily life over a span of 50 years. METHODS: A descriptive mixed method design was chosen. Data were collected through a survey returned by 86 persons (59% response rate) who had received diagnoses of epilepsy as children. The survey contained questions about education, vocation, family status, and included the 14-item Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD). Additionally, interviews (n = 11) were conducted and analyzed by interpretative description. RES...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
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