Journal article

Psychobehavioral therapy for epilepsy

Venus Tang, Rosa Michaelis, Patrick Kwan

Epilepsy and Behavior | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2014


Growing evidence suggests a bidirectional interaction between epileptic seizures and psychological states, fuelling the interest in the development and application of psychobehavioral therapy for people with epilepsy (PWE). The objective of this article is to review the various psychobehavioral therapies in regard to their application, hypothesized mechanisms, and effectiveness. Most psychobehavioral therapy aims at improving psychological well-being and seizure control. Behavioral approaches, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mind-body interventions are the most widely applied approaches for PWE. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, mind-body approaches, and multimodel educative intervention..

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