Journal article

Clinical predictors of discordance between screening tests and psychiatric assessment for depressive and anxiety disorders among patients being evaluated for seizure disorders

Sarah Holper, Emma Foster, Michael Lloyd, Genevieve Rayner, Maria Rychkova, Rashida Ali, Toby T Winton-Brown, Dennis Velakoulis, Terence J O'Brien, Patrick Kwan, Charles B Malpas

EPILEPSIA | WILEY | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to identify factors that predict discordance between the screening instruments Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (NDDI-E) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7), and diagnoses made by qualified psychiatrists among patients with seizure disorders. Importantly, this is not a validation study; rather, it investigates clinicodemographic predictors of discordance between screening tests and psychiatric assessment. METHODS: Adult patients admitted for inpatient video-electroencephalographic monitoring completed eight psychometric instruments, including the NDDI-E and GAD-7, and psychiatric assessment. Patients were grouped accordi..

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