Psychiatric disorders comorbid with epilepsy in a prison sample

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

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


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.