Depression and stress in epilepsy: Management strategies Lorna Myers, Ph. D. Director of Clinical Neuropsychology Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Chronic epilepsy and psychiatric disorders 50-60% of patients with chronic epilepsy have depressive or anxiety disorders
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Lorna Myers, Ph. D.
Director of Clinical Neuropsychology Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
50-60% of patients with chronic epilepsy have depressive or anxiety disorders
* Changes in neurotransmitters or folic acid deficiencies can worsen depression
* Suicide: 5 times higher than in the general population and 25 times higher in complex partial seizures (temporal lobe)
Strategies to support treatment or work on small mood shifts:
Practice acts of kindness, volunteer
Extremist: Horrible, awful, dreadful, etc.
All-or-none: All, always, completely, never, none, etc.
Judging, commanding, and labeling: bad, wrong, must, should, idiot, jerk, pig, etc.
Victim: I Can’t, impossible, overwhelmed, worn out, etc.