Epilepsy correlates of depression and anxiety in patients with idiopathic epilepsy

Alaaeldin Sedky Bekhit
2018 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
and aim of the study: Psychological disorders especially depression and anxiety occurs more commonly in epileptic patients than non-epileptics. We aim in this study to determine frequency and factors implicated in the development of depression and anxiety in patients with epilepsy. Patients and Methods: A total of 100 consecutive patients with epilepsy attending outpatient clinic and epilepsy clinic at Sohag university hospital were included in this study. Results: Depression was present in 71
more » ... was present in 71 patients (71%) and was significantly higher in females; younger age at onset of epilepsy; longer duration of epilepsy; patients on poly therapy; patients with uncontrolled seizures and patients with epileptic discharges on EEG. anxiety was present 70 patients (70%) and was significantly higher in females; younger age at onset of epilepsy; longer duration of epilepsy; patients with uncontrolled seizures and patients with epileptic discharges on EEG. Conclusion: Screening for depression and anxiety in patients with epilepsy is mandatory especially in females; younger age at onset of epilepsy; longer duration of epilepsy; patients on polytherapy; patients with uncontrolled seizures and patients with epileptic discharges on EEG.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v6i9.36 fatcat:uzvfovxzzjemxo5z3xba4uaxtq