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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A psychosocial view of anxiety and depression in epilepsy
Author: de Souza, EAP
Salgado, PCB
Abstract: The aim of this study was to study anxiety and depression in patients with epilepsy and evaluate their relationships with neuroepilepsy and psychological variables. neuroepilepsy and psychological variables. Sixty patients and 60 healthy subjects were interviewed at the outpatient clinic for epilepsy, using the Beck Depression Inventory and State-Trait-Anxiety Inventory. The objective of the semistructured interview was to identify the patients' perception of the disease, self-concept, personal strategies, and perception of seizure control. There was a significant difference in anxiety and depression between the groups, as well as a strong relationship between perception of seizure control and depression and anxiety, independently assessed. Epilepsy was associated with disease (63.4%), mental problems (11.6%), feelings of shame, fear, worry, and low self-esteem (56.6%), and perception of stigma (26.6%). The strategies were: looking for social support, seeking medical treatment, withdrawal, denial, and spiritual support. There was a significant association between psychological symptoms and perception of seizure control, which reinforces the importance of subjective aspects involved in epilepsy. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: epilepsy
quality of life
perception of seizure control
Country: EUA
Editor: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2005.10.011
Date Issue: 2006
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