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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Depression And Anxiety In A Community Sample With Epilepsy In Brazil.
Author: Stefanello, Sabrina
Marín-Léon, Letícia
Fernandes, Paula Teixeira
Li, Li M
Botega, Neury José
Abstract: To estimate the frequency of depression/anxiety and to establish the social, epilepsy and psychiatric characteristics in individuals with epilepsy. A cross-sectional study was employed to evaluate 153 subjects with epilepsy who were identified in a previous community-based survey. First, a structured interview was conducted, followed by a psychiatric evaluation. Subjects with depression were compared to those without, and subjects with anxiety were compared to those without. The prevalence of anxiety and depression was 39.4 and 24.4%, respectively. Both were associated with low schooling (OR 3.8, 95% CI 1.6 to 9.0 and OR 2.8, 95% CI 1.2 to 6.5 for depression and anxiety, respectively), lifetime suicidal thoughts (OR 4.4, 95% CI 1.9 to 10.3 and OR 3.6, 95% CI 1.7 to 7.7) and lifetime suicide attempts (OR 9.3, 95% CI 2.6 to 32.8 and OR 6.9, 95% CI 1.8 to 26.4). The high rates of depression and anxiety reinforced the need for recognition and treatment of mental disorders in epilepsy.
Subject: Adolescent
Cross-sectional Studies
Data Collection
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Socioeconomic Factors
Suicide, Attempted
Young Adult
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. v. 69, n. 2B, p. 342-8, 2011.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2011
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