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Anxiety and Depression Associated with Epilepsy

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST

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Know someone with epilepsy who is anxious or depressed? They are not alone. One-third of people with epilepsy suffer from some form of psychiatric disorder, of which anxiety and depression are the most common.

This webinar will discuss how anxiety and depression in people with epilepsy negatively impacts quality of life, reduces tolerance of antiepileptic medications, and increases the risk of suicidal ideation and behavior. The presentation will also review how stress effects epileptic seizures and will offer strategies that patients can use to better cope with stress.

Dr. Andres M. Kanner, a leading expert on epilepsy and psychiatric disorders, will present this webinar. Dr. Kanner is Chief of the Epilepsy Division in the Department of Neurology and Director of the International Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

During a live Q&A session with Dr. Kanner, you can ask questions, such as:

  • What can I do to lower the stress and anxiety that could potentially trigger seizures?
  • How do I know if my depression is linked to my epilepsy or my medications?
  • Are anxiety and depression symptoms dependent upon factors, such as seizure-type or age of epilepsy onset?