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Epilepsy in the Elderly and Depression

Dubravka Šepić Grahovac
Klementina Ružić
Tanja Grahovac
Elizabeta Dadić Hero
Snježana Bajek

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 47 Kb

str. 179-181

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Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological problems affecting approximately 1% of the world’s population with
higher incidence among elderly individuals. Although depression is a common comorbid condition in patients with epilepsy,
there is a paucity of information regarding depression in geriatric patients with epilepsy. This study analysed a
group of 83 patients affected by different epilepsy phenotypes accompanied by mental disorders, especially depression.
Antiepileptic and antipsychotic drug treatment has been evaluated, particularly a positive effect of the new antiepileptics
(monotherapy and polytherapy) both on the reduction of seizures and mental disorders.

Ključne riječi

epilepsy; depression; antiepileptic drugs

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