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The neurology–psychiatry interface in epilepsy

  • Valerie Murphy (a1), Brian Hallahan (a2), Henry O’ Connell (a3), Brenda Wright (a4), Brendan D Kelly (a5), Gautam Gulati (a6) and Rohit Shankar (a7)...

Epilepsy and mental illness have a bidirectional association. Psychiatrists are likely to encounter epilepsy as comorbidity. Seizures may present as mental illness. Equally, the management of psychiatric conditions has the potential to destabilise epilepsy. There is a need for structured epilepsy awareness and training amongst psychiatrists. This paper outlines key considerations around diagnosis, treatment and risk while suggesting practical recommendations.

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*Address for correspondence: Valerie Murphy PhD, University College, Cork, Ireland. (Email:
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