Patients with epilepsy have a higher incidence of psychiatric disorders more than non epileptic individuals. Disturbances, such as depression, irritability, personality abnormalities with consequent disorders of interpersonal relations, probably result from a variety of facts, as reactions of social and familiar network, AED therapy, brain damage. We studied a group of 28 patients affected by drug-resistant partial epilepsy, evaluated for epilepsy surgery, by means of clinical interview and standardized psychodiagnostic protocol. A high incidence (63,4%) of psychiatric disorders was disclosed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Assessing personality and psychopathology in patients affected by drug-resistant partial epilepsy evaluated for epilepsy surgery|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology