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antieplieptic drugs

Javad Akhondian, Farhad Heydarian, Seyed-Ali Jafari
BACKGROUND: This study was performed in children aged <15 years, at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic of Imam Reza Hospital affiliated to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. The objective of this study was to recognize the main predisposing factors that result in uncontrolled seizures in patients so that we can start the treatment accurately. METHODS: There were two groups of patients; group I, consisted of 51 patients, with minimum refractory seizures of one episode per month while taking at least two antieplieptic drugs, and group II, comprised of 80 well-controlled patients chosen at random, who had no fit within 6 months after starting the treatment...
July 2006: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Kenneth R. Alper, John J. Barry, Antoaneta J. Balabanov
Psychosis, irritability, and aggression in persons with epilepsy are frequently the focus of clinical intervention. These neuropsychiatric symptoms may occur due to the bidirectional relationship between psychosis and epilepsy, in which the potential etiopathogenic mechanisms are believed to be closely related to the seizure disorder itself and also may result from underlying brain injury or behavioral intolerance of antiepileptic or other medication. Epileptic patients are at heightened risk for mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and delerium...
October 2002: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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