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Do depression symptoms predict seizure frequency--or vice versa?

Thapar, Anita, Roland, M. and Harold, Gordon Thomas 2005. Do depression symptoms predict seizure frequency--or vice versa? Journal of Psychosomatic Research 59 (5) , pp. 269-274. 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.04.001

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test a theoretical explanatory model of the relationship between depression symptom scores and seizure frequency in people with epilepsy. METHODS: A community-based sample of adults with active epilepsy provided information on depression symptom scores and seizure frequency at two time points, 1 year apart. RESULTS: One thousand two hundred ten patients completed the initial questionnaire, and 976 of these individuals (80.7%) completed the final questionnaire. Depression scores and seizure frequency were significant predictors of each other, both within (beta = .07, P < .05 and beta = .09, P < .05) and across time (beta = .03, P < .01 and beta = .07, P < .05). CONCLUSION: The relationship between depression symptom scores and seizure frequency in those with epilepsy is bidirectional.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0022-3999
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2017 20:50
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/83350

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