Effects of drug withdrawal on cognitive function in patients receiving chronic anticonvulsant therapy

G. Amoretti, R. Manni, C. A. Galimberti, A. Tartara

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Abstract

26 patients receiving chronic anticonvulsant therapy and undergoing discontinuation of drug treatment were examined from clinical and psychological point of view. Cognitive processes have been evaluated with tests for intelligence (WAIS) memory (WMS and Rey's test) attention (Number Comparison) logics (D48) and personality (IPAT). Of the 26 subjects included (all without associated mental or neurological handicap and fit free for at least three years) 9 have completed the study to date and tested again a year after drug withdrawal. The improvement in memory logics and intelligence we have found may be related to increased attention, the subjects show after drug withdrawal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Pages363-364
Number of pages2
Edition62-63
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Amoretti, G., Manni, R., Galimberti, C. A., & Tartara, A. (1988). Effects of drug withdrawal on cognitive function in patients receiving chronic anticonvulsant therapy. In Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia (62-63 ed., pp. 363-364)