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Epilepsy and Psychiatric Comorbidities: New Approaches and Perspectives
ÁNGEL JOSÉ MARTÍN GARGIULO; LAURA SCÉVOLA,; MERCEDES SARUDIANSKY; SILVIA KOCHEN ; LUCIANA D´ ALESSIO
Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Update From Epistemology to Clinical Psychiatry
Año: 2021; p. 537 - 554
Different studies indicate that patients with epilepsyreport that their quality of life is significantlyaffected. In addition, it has been reportedthat patients with epilepsy (PWE) have higherrates of mental disorders than the general population,as will be discussed later on in this chapter.Some of the consequences of this disease have awell-recognized impact on the lives of patients,such as the severity of seizures, its frequency, andthe perception of self-control and autonomy; butsome others are not, such as social (discrimination,bullying), emotional, occupational, and cognitiveperformance.Commonly, the main target of the usual treatmentsaims to diminish the frequency and severityof seizures; but the psychosocial problemsare frequently left aside, making an importantimpairment of the quality of life of these patientsand their families.