Journal article

Contribution of autobiographic memory impairment to subjective memory complaints in focal epilepsy

Genevieve Rayner, Benjamin Siveges, James Allebone, Jessamae Pieters, Sarah J Wilson

Epilepsy & Behavior | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

"My memory is terrible!" is a common refrain among people with epilepsy, but such complaints are not reliably linked to poor performances on standard tests of memory. Negative affect like depression and anxiety are the most robust predictor of these complaints; however, neither do they entirely account for the phenomenon. The contribution of autobiographic memory impairment to subjective memory complaints in focal epilepsy has not been well-explored despite autobiographic memory impairments being common in patients with epilepsy, and the face validity of relating day-to-day memory failings to such a personally relevant form of memory. The current study sought to clarify whether autobiographi..

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