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Epilepsy and Mental Health (Descriptive-Analytical Study)

Version 1 : Received: 5 February 2019 / Approved: 7 February 2019 / Online: 7 February 2019 (11:26:29 CET)

How to cite: pourali, S.; alipour, S. Epilepsy and Mental Health (Descriptive-Analytical Study). Preprints 2019, 2019020068 pourali, S.; alipour, S. Epilepsy and Mental Health (Descriptive-Analytical Study). Preprints 2019, 2019020068

Abstract

Introduction: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases. Epilepsy poses a significant burden on the quality of life of affected individuals and their families. The aim of this study was to determine the psychiatric disorders in epileptic patients. Methods and Materials: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2017 with a simple random sampling method on patients with epilepsy who admitted to the neurology department. Results: Among the 150 examined patients, 88 (58.7%) were female and 63(42%) had epilepsy more than 10 years. The most common psychiatric disorder among epileptic patients was depression (68 patients = 45.3%) and anxiety (65 patients = 43.3%) patients. Conclusion: Most of patients had more than 10 years history of epilepsy. Also, Anxiety and depression were the most common symptoms in epileptic patients. It need to more study to determine the psychiatric disorders in epileptic patients.

Keywords

Elderly; epilepsy; stroke; Parkinson’s disease; fall

Subject

LIFE SCIENCES, Other

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