“Psychiatric Disorders Comorbid with Epilepsy in A Prison Sample”

Epilepsy is an extremely widespread and serious neurological disease [1]. Psychiatric disorders have been observed in epilepsy patients, decreasing their quality of life and negatively affecting the course of illness [2]. Although comorbidities of psychiatric disorders are prevalent in epilepsy patients, quite often, this coexistence can be overlooked [1,2]. Studies in this field have demonstrated that depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia are the most common psychiatric disorders comorbid with epilepsy [3].

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“Psychiatric Disorders Comorbid with Epilepsy in A Prison Sample”

Epilepsy is an extremely widespread and serious neurological disease [1]. Psychiatric disorders have been observed in epilepsy patients, decreasing their quality of life and negatively affecting the course of illness [2]. Although comorbidities of psychiatric disorders are prevalent in epilepsy patients, quite often, this coexistence can be overlooked [1,2]. Studies in this field have demonstrated that depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia are the most common psychiatric disorders comorbid with epilepsy [3].

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Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) on the Internet: Online representation of the disorder and frequency of search terms

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are seizures that look like epileptic seizures but are not caused by sudden abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. The nature of the symptoms associated with PNES (seemingly neurological yet in fact psychogenic) requires the engagement of a multidisciplinary health team in order to achieve the proper diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Early correct diagnosis is often elusive taking an average of 7.2 years to be reached [1]. Iatrogenic complications may occur when the condition ...

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Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) on the Internet: Online representation of the disorder and frequency of search terms

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are seizures that look like epileptic seizures but are not caused by sudden abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. The nature of the symptoms associated with PNES (seemingly neurological yet in fact psychogenic) requires the engagement of a multidisciplinary health team in order to achieve the proper diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Early correct diagnosis is often elusive taking an average of 7.2 years to be reached [1]. Iatrogenic complications may occur when the condition ...

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A CASE OF DE NOVO PSYCHOSIS TEN YEARS FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL EPILEPSY SURGERY

The relationship between epilepsy and psychosis has been recognised since the mid-nineteenth century. For pragmatic reasons, psychotic symptoms are always grouped according to their temporal relationship to seizures: ictal, peri/para-ictal and interictal psychoses (IIP). Psychoses without a clear relationship to seizures are usually defined IIP and they usually account for 10–30% of all psychoses of epilepsy in unselected case series with a combined prevalence rate of 5.6% in unselected samples, up to 7.0% when considering only temporal lobe epilepsy.

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A CASE OF DE NOVO PSYCHOSIS TEN YEARS FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL EPILEPSY SURGERY

The relationship between epilepsy and psychosis has been recognised since the mid-nineteenth century. For pragmatic reasons, psychotic symptoms are always grouped according to their temporal relationship to seizures: ictal, peri/para-ictal and interictal psychoses (IIP). Psychoses without a clear relationship to seizures are usually defined IIP and they usually account for 10–30% of all psychoses of epilepsy in unselected case series with a combined prevalence rate of 5.6% in unselected samples, up to 7.0% when considering only temporal lobe epilepsy.

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Understanding sleep problems in children with epilepsy: Associations with quality of life, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and maternal emotional symptoms

Sleep problems are one of the most common comorbidities in epilepsy [1]. The available research indicates that children with epilepsy have a higher frequency of sleep problems than both their healthy siblings and healthy control subjects [2,3]. Multiple types of sleep problems, mainly based on parent-rated tools, have been reported including difficulty on initiating and maintaining sleep, sleep-disordered breathing, parasomnias and excessive daytime sleepiness [4].

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Understanding sleep problems in children with epilepsy: Associations with quality of life, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and maternal emotional symptoms

Sleep problems are one of the most common comorbidities in epilepsy [1]. The available research indicates that children with epilepsy have a higher frequency of sleep problems than both their healthy siblings and healthy control subjects [2,3]. Multiple types of sleep problems, mainly based on parent-rated tools, have been reported including difficulty on initiating and maintaining sleep, sleep-disordered breathing, parasomnias and excessive daytime sleepiness [4].

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Diagnostic delay in psychogenic seizures and the association with anti-seizure medication trials

The average delay from first seizure to diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) is over 7 years. The reason for this delay is not well understood. We hypothesized that a perceived decrease in seizure frequency after starting an anti-seizure medication (ASM) may contribute to longer delays, but the frequency of such a response has not been well established.

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Lactate as a Diagnostic Marker in Transient Loss of Consciousness

Revealing the etiology of transient impairments of consciousness is an interdisciplinary task, which often remains unsuccessful despite a wide range of available diagnostic tests. From a neurological perspective it is important to discriminate epileptic and non-epileptic events. Syncopes and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in particular can be difficult to distinguish from epileptic seizures.

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