This paper will explore the nature of psychiatric comorbidities in people with an intellectual disability (ID) who have epilepsy. The complexity of clinical presentations and associated comorbidities require thorough assessment utilizing both neurological and psychiatric skills. The neurologist plays a central role in the management of epilepsy in people with ID and therefore requires basic competencies in the assessment of neuropsychiatric comorbidities. This is key to liaison with other specialist services to ensure individuals receive holistic person-centered care.
December 28, 2018
March 24, 2020
Study Finds More Mental Health Visits Decreases Risk of Suicide Among Youths
Study finds that suicide risk was highest among youth with epilepsy, among other conditions. In addition, the odds of suicide decreased among those who had more mental health visits within the 30 days before the date of suicide.