Depression and quality of life in patients with epilepsy in Northwest Greece

Epilepsy is a frequent neurological disorder with a prevalence of 6.38 per 1,000 persons [1] and approximately 5 million people have been diagnosed with epilepsy worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Patients with epilepsy have a three-fold risk for psychiatric comorbidities compared to the general population [2]. Almost 20-22% of patients with epilepsy suffer from depression [2–7], while its prevalence may reach 60% in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy [8,9].