Journal article

Risk factors for depression in community-treated epilepsy: Systematic review

Cameron J Lacey, Michael R Salzberg, Wendyl J D'Souza

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Depression is one of the most common psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy; however, the factors contributing to this association remain unclear. There is a growing consensus that methodological limitations, particularly selection bias, affect many of the original studies. A systematic review focussed on community-based studies offers an alternative approach for the identification of the risk factors for depression. METHODS: Searches were performed in MEDLINE (Ovid), 2000 to 31 December 2013, EMBASE, and Google Scholar to identify studies examining risk factors for depression in epilepsy. Community-based studies of adults with epilepsy that reported at least one risk factor for de..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Assoc. Prof. D'Souza has received travel, investigator-initiated, and speaker honoraria from UCB Pharma; educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Sanofi-Synthelabo; educational, travel, and fellowship grants from GSK Neurology Australia; and honoraria from SciGen Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Cameron Lacey has received a research grant from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. The remaining author has no conflicts of interest.