The impact of perampanel treatment on quality of life and psychiatric symptoms in patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy: An observational study in Italy.

This study also confirms the importance of a comprehensive clinical assessment, including psychiatric symptoms evaluation before offering a new treatment, to improve therapy compliance. PMID: 31371205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The current review found that quantitative research about PA barriers and facilitators in people with epilepsy is still in its infancy, but PA participation is associated with a range of biological, social, and psychological factors which should be considered in rehabilitation programs. Implications for rehabilitation Many people living with epilepsy do not engage in physical activity on a regular basis. Children with epilepsy who are member of a sports club are more physically active. Depression, anxiety, and perceived stigma are important barriers for being active in adults with epilepsy. Side-effects of ant...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 99Author(s): Zilin Wang, Zhiwen Luo, Shunhua Li, Zhiwen Luo, Zilin WangAbstractObjectiveAnxiety is a common neurological condition often comorbid with epilepsy, with approximately 20% of patients with epilepsy exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. Despite this prevalence, accurate and efficacious tools designed to screen for anxiety specifically in patients with epilepsy have not yet been developed. The purpose of this study is to systematically review the literature and better understand this relationship.MethodsOvid MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsyclNFO were searched...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In conclusion, our novel findings further validate the use of zebrafish as a suitable tool for modeling epilepsy-related comorbidities in translational neuropsychiatric research.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Anxiety is a common neurological condition often comorbid with epilepsy, with approximately 20% of patients with epilepsy exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. Despite this prevalence, accurate and efficacious tools designed to screen for anxiety specifically in patients with epilepsy have not yet been developed. The purpose of this study is to systematically review the literature and better understand this relationship. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsyclNFO were searched until April 22nd, 2019 without language restrictions. We extracted abstracts, data abstraction, and full-text reviews i...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
__________ Industry review boards are needed to protect VR user privacy (World Economic Forum blog): “It seemed like a game when Riley first started the virtual reality (VR) maze … A month after playing the game, Riley was turned down for a new life-insurance policy. Given his excellent health, he couldn’t understand why. Several appeals later, the insurance company disclosed that Riley’s tracking data from the VR maze game revealed behavioral movement patterns often seen among people in the very early stages of dementia … This is a hypothetical situation, but the science of using movements ...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology AR biometric Cognitive-tests dementia FDA institutional review boards insurance IRB movement patterns neurorehabilitation neurotechnologies Neurotechnology privacy virtual Source Type: blogs
Publication date: October 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 99Author(s): Mayra L. Almanza-Sepulveda, Mary Lou Smith, Elysa WidjajaAbstractObjectiveThe aim of this study was to assess whether patient, caregiver, and family factors correlate with unmet healthcare needs in children with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) who were evaluated for epilepsy surgery.MethodsCaregivers of children with DRE completed questions on unmet healthcare needs, including physical and mental needs. Patient (demographic, seizure severity, and comorbidities), caregiver (sociodemographics, depression, and anxiety), and family (family function...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether patient, caregiver, and family factors correlate with unmet healthcare needs in children with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) who were evaluated for epilepsy surgery. METHODS: Caregivers of children with DRE completed questions on unmet healthcare needs, including physical and mental needs. Patient (demographic, seizure severity, and comorbidities), caregiver (sociodemographics, depression, and anxiety), and family (family functioning, resources, and demands) factors were evaluated. A series of bivariable regression was conducted to assess the asso...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Preoperative and postoperative mental health status (MHS) of total joint arthroplasty patients can affect immediate and long-term outcomes following surgery. Alterations in MHS can be acute or chronic. The most common etiologies include acute changes due to (1) delirium or stroke, (2) movement disorders (Alzheimer dementia, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy), and (3) mood/behavior disorders (major depressive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia). Across etiologies, alterations in MHS are associated with worse clinical/patient-reported outcomes and greater total cost of care. Prevention via pharm...
Source: Techniques in Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Symposium Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Progress in NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Pablo M. Casillas-Espinosa, Sandy R. Shultz, Emma L. Braine, Nigel C. Jones, Terrance P. Snutch, Kim L. Powell, Terence J. O’BrienAbstractWe evaluated whether pharmacologically targeting T-type Ca2+ channels with Z944, a potent and selective antagonist, has disease-modifying effects in a model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) that exhibits spontaneous recurrent seizures, and manifests behavioral and cognitive comorbidities commonly experienced by patients with this condition. Wistar rats underwent implantation of EEG electrodes...
Source: Progress in Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study provides an important stepping stone in the understanding of demographic and seizure factors, personality domains, abnormal illness behaviors, and psychiatric comorbidity in the South African population with PNES. The study also reported on a cutoff score of 12 on the BAI-PC predicting PNES with 80% sensitivity and 89% specificity in a private hospital sample.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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