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
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..View full abstract
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. Amy Loughman was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Public Health Scholarship.