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Psychiatric symptom profiles of patients with epilepsy: a controlled investigation

  • K. F. Standage (a1) and G. W. Fenton (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291700056403
  • Published online: 09 July 2009
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A comparison was made of the mental state of patients with chronic epilepsy and matched controls with locomotor disorders, using a reliable psychiatric interview technique. The symptom profiles of the two groups were similar. The profiles of temporal lobe and other epileptics were also similar. Epileptic patients with a high current psychiatric morbidity were characterized by a raised incidence of previous neurotic illness and raised neuroticism scores on the Eysenck Personality Inventory.

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Psychological Medicine
  • ISSN: 0033-2917
  • EISSN: 1469-8978
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