Psychiatric disorders in epilepsy. Communication II

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Аnalysis of various chronic psychiatric disturbances in epilepsy – characteristic personality changes, aggressiveness and cognitive abnormalities – is presented. Relevant risk factors and mechanisms of chronic psychiatric disorders in different clinical variants of epilepsy are assessed. An extensive personal experience of the author and literature data are summarized concerning urgent therapy of acute psychotic manifestations and severe depressive disorders in patients with epilepsy. Psychiatric syndromes that are in cause and effect relation with current medication of epilepsy and with prescription of particular antiepileptic drugs are discussed in detail.

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V. A. Karlov

Moscow State Medical Stomatological University

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Russian Federation, Moscow


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