The frequent psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy compromises the quality of life of those affected, further increasing their suicide risk and the high burden of stigmatisation. Out of adulthood epilepsies, mesio-temporal lobe epilepsy carries the highest cognitive and psychiatric risk, making mental health comorbidities its inherent features. The pathomechanism of the epilepsy-related mental health symptoms and conditions appears to be related to undetected subclinical seizures, postictal exhaustion and inhibition, and the non-REM sleep related interictal epileptic activity. In our work we try to present some of the typical psychiatric syndromes and conditions seen in epilepsy. We aim to highlight the difficulties of treatment on the borderline of neurology and psychiatry.
|Translated title of the contribution||Psychiatric disorders in epilepsy: Clinical phenomena|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
- Clinical Neurology