Journal article

Self and informant report ratings of psychopathology in genetic generalized epilepsy

Amy Loughman, Stephen C Bowden, Wendyl J D'Souza

Epilepsy & Behavior | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

The psychological sequelae of genetic generalized epilepsies (GGE) is of growing research interest, with up to a third of all adults with GGE experiencing significant psychiatric comorbidity according to a recent systematic review. A number of unexplored questions remain. Firstly, there is insufficient evidence to determine relative prevalence of psychopathology between GGE syndromes. Secondly, the degree to which self-report and informant-report questionnaires accord in adults with epilepsy is unknown. Finally, while epilepsy severity is one likely predictor of worse psychopathology in GGE, evidence regarding other possible contributing factors such as epilepsy duration and antiepileptic dr..

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