Aspetti psichiatrici in famiglie con tremore corticale, mioclono ed epilessia a trasmissione autosomico dominante

Translated title of the contribution: Psychiatric features in families with autosomal dominant cortical tremor, myoclonus and epilepsy

L. Santulli, A. Coppola, C. Caccavale, C. Ciampa, P. Striano, S. Striano

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Abstract

Autosomal Dominant Cortical Tremor, Myoclonus and Epilepsy (ADCME) is an inherited condition characterized by familial occurrence of cortical tremor, myoclonus and epileptic seizures. We assessed psychiatric comorbidity in a subgroup of fourteen ADCME/BAFME patients by using reliable and valid psychodiagnostic scales, such BDI (Beck Depression Inventory), STAI-Y (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Y), MMPI-2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2) and QoLIE-31 (Quality-of-Life in Epilepsy Inventory). This pilot study first confirms a high prevalence of mood disorders, particularly depression and anxiety, in ADCME patients, often associated to pathological traits of personality. A statistically significant correlation is present between anxiety and myoclonus severity. Moreover these patients show a worse quality of life compared to other patients presenting only with seizures.

Translated title of the contributionPsychiatric features in families with autosomal dominant cortical tremor, myoclonus and epilepsy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)94-97
Number of pages4
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number145
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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