Psychiatric disorders comorbid with epilepsy in a prison sample


ALTINÖZ A. E. , Meric O. T. , Altinoz S. T. , Essizoglu A., Cosar B.

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, vol.40, pp.133-135, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.seizure.2016.06.016
  • Title of Journal : SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-135

Abstract

Purpose: Epilepsy is an extremely widespread and serious neurological disease. Although comorbidities of psychiatric disorders are prevalent in epilepsy patients, quite often this coexistence could be overlooked. Studies in this area demonstrated that depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia are the most common psychiatric disorders accompanying epilepsy. Mental health problems are known to be more common in prisoners compared to general population. The present study aims to demonstrate the psychiatric comorbidities in prisoners diagnosed with epilepsy.