Psychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy

Michael J. Marcangelo*, Fred Ovsiew

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Patients who have epilepsy frequently have comorbid psychiatric disorders. Research into the relationship between seizures and psychiatric disorders has begun to reveal a complex relationship between neurobiology and behavior. This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and aggression in epilepsy. The psychopharmacology of anti-epileptic drugs and other psychotropics in epilepsy, including relevant information about drug-drug interactions, is summarized to assist with treatment decisions. Finally, a discussion of psychogenic seizures and epilepsy surgery reviews recent treatment recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-802
Number of pages22
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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