When adverse effects are seen as desirable: Abuse potential of the newer generation antiepileptic drugs

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Kelsey L. Hawkins, Barry E. Gidal
There has been growing recognition of the possible abuse potential of newer generation antiepileptic drugs, and several of these agents have been categorized as controlled substances in the United States. To properly schedule a new medication, the abuse potential, or the potential for a drug to be used for its nonmedical positive ...

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Does facial attractiveness influence perception of epilepsy diagnosis? An insight into stigma in epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Aleksandar J. Ristić, Olja Jovanović, Dragan Popadić, Višnja Pađen, Ahsan N.V. Moosa, Ana Krivokapić, Aleksandra Parojčić, Ivana Berisavac, Andrej Ilanković, Vladimir Baščarević, Nikola Vojvodić, Dragoslav Sokić

Background
Using a group of young healthy individuals and patients with multiple sclerosis ...

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Structural differences in interictal migraine attack after epilepsy: A diffusion tensor imaging analysis

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Qi Huang, Xin Lv, Yushuang He, Xing Wei, Meigang Ma, Yuhan Liao, Chao Qin, Yuan Wu

Objective
Patients with epilepsy (PWE) are more likely to suffer from migraine attack, and aberrant white matter (WM) organization may be the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. This study aimed to use ...

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Epilepsy may be the major risk factor of mental retardation in children with tuberous sclerosis: A retrospective cohort study

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Yang-Yang Wang, Ling-Yu Pang, Shu-Fang Ma, Meng-Na Zhang, Li-Ying Liu, Li-Ping Zou
Mental retardation (MR) is one of the most common cognitive comorbidities in children with tuberous sclerosis, and there are enormous studies about its risk factors. The genetic difference and the severity of epilepsy are the two main factors, ...

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Functional hemispherectomy is safe and effective in adult patients with epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Barbara Schmeiser, Josef Zentner, Bernhard Jochen Steinhoff, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Evangelos Kogias, Anne-Sophie Wendling, Thilo Hammen

Introduction
Functional hemispherectomy (FH) is a well-established therapeutic option for children with epilepsy with parenchymal damage confined to one hemisphere, yet its application in adults remains rare. The intention of our study was to ...

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Effects of continuous theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation on cortical excitability in patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Guray Koc, Zeki Gokcil, Semai Bek, Tayfun Kasikci, Erdal Eroglu, Zeki Odabasi

Introduction
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive technique for investigating cortical physiologic functions in the brain. In this study, the effects of continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) on motor evoked potential (MEP) parameters in patients with idiopathic generalized ...

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The association of psychosocial variables with adherence to antiepileptic drugs in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Shan Wang, Cong Chen, Bo Jin, Linglin Yang, Yao Ding, Yi Guo, Yi Chen, Shuang Wang, Meiping Ding

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The aim of this study was to explore the association between psychosocial factors and adherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Seguir leyendo →
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Understanding variability in driving recommendations for patients with seizures

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Sidrah Mahmud, Sean T. Hwang

Background
There is lack of consensus regarding driving restrictions for patients with epilepsy. Regulations vary by state. New York State (NYS) recommends driving restrictions for one year in a person with an episode of loss of consciousness (LOC), with physician discretion. Often, providers make recommendations to permit their patients to drive after a shorter ...

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Are the clinical classifications for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures reliable?

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Coline Duwicquet, Bertrand de Toffol, Philippe Corcia, Maxime Bonnin, Wissam El-Hage, Julien Biberon

Background
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNESs) are episodes that resemble epileptic seizures but are of psychological origin. A few studies have attempted to describe different types of PNES as a combination of clinical signs but their validation and robustness ...

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Validation of the Polish version of the Beck Depression Inventory in patients with epilepsy

Publication date: December 2017Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 77
Author(s): Mariusz S. Wiglusz, Jerzy Landowski, Lidia Michalak, Wiesław J. Cubała

Background
Despite the fact that depressive disorders are the most common comorbidities among patients with epilepsy (PWE), such disorders often go unrecognized and untreated. In addition, the availability of validated screening instruments to detect depression in PWE is limited. The aim of the present study ...

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