People living with epilepsy have a higher incidence of psychiatric disorders than the general population. Between 25 and 50% of people living with epilepsy will also be diagnosed with a psychiatric comorbidity, the most frequent of which include depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorders in adults and children, and less frequently personality disorders and psychosis in adults.
A better understanding of the intersection of epilepsy and psychiatric disorders will help to improve screening and identification and help providers incorporate appropriate treatment for these disorders.
Behavioral Health Providers, including social workers, psychologists, nurse practitioners, psychiatry advanced practice providers and counselors.
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