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Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy: A Review Article

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Year: 2019
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Authors Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy: A Review Article

  Narges Bahiraei - Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nahavand Paramedical, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
  Maryam Dehghani - Department of Pediatrics Nursing, School of Nahavand Paramedical, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran


background:Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with wide-ranging neuropsychiatric manifestations. Neuropsychiatric problems in epilepsy are difficult to diagnose and they are frequently missed or overlooked. The impact of these comorbidities on patients’ seizure control and quality of life suggests that early detection and treatment are of paramount importance. The purpose of this study was to identify and explore these psychiatric comorbidity in epileptic disorders. Methods:This study reviewed the scientific references of authentic databases and journals, including Medline, Pubmed, Scopuse, SID, Web of science andClinicalkey. Overall,42 scientific studies conducted during 2005- 2019 were collected. results:Data analyses revealed this categories psychiatric comorbidityin epileptic patients: Suicide, generalized anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, social phobia and agoraphobia, autism spectrum disorders and eating disorders. conclusion: A range of mental health problems can be seen in patients with epilepsy that can lead on to significant distress, dysfunction and impair their quality of life.So special attention should be paid to the impact of psychiatric co-morbidity and disablement. Successful treatment can have a profound effect on a patient’s quality of life and may contribute towards better seizure control.


epilepsy, Comorbidity, anexiety, depression

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