Thesis / Dissertation

Neurocognitive and psychiatric markers of network disease in epilepsy

G RAYNER, SJ Wilson (ed.), G Jackson (ed.), J Wrench (ed.)

Published : 2015

Abstract

People with epilepsy frequently experience debilitating memory and mood difficulties. Autobiographic memory impairments are a vulnerability factor for developing and maintaining unipolar depression in the psychiatric population, yet despite the wealth of research examining cognition and behaviour in epilepsy, the links between them remain unclear. This thesis aimed to profile the autobiographic memory and mood function of patients with focal epilepsy relative to healthy controls, and characterise how these functions may be interlinked. Three behavioural studies were conducted to achieve these objectives. Participants were prospectively recruited from the Comprehensive Epilepsy Programme at ..

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