Do depression symptoms predict seizure frequency - or vice versa?

Thapar, Ajay, Roland, Martin and Harold, Gordon (2005) Do depression symptoms predict seizure frequency - or vice versa? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 59 (5). pp. 269-274. ISSN 0022-3999

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to test a theoretical explanatory model of the relationship between depression symptom scores and seizure frequency in people with epilepsy. Methods: A community-based sample of adults with active epilepsy provided information on depression symptom scores and seizure frequency at two time points, 1 year apart. Results: One thousand two hundred ten patients completed the initial questionnaire, and 976 of these individuals (80.7%) completed the final questionnaire. Depression scores and seizure frequency were significant predictors of each other, both within (β=.07, P<.05 and β=.09, P<.05) and across time (β=.03, P<.01 and β=.07, P<.05). Conclusion: The relationship between depression symptom scores and seizure frequency in those with epilepsy is bidirectional. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Carmel Stevenson
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 11:30
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2015 11:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55541
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