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Najafi, Rezaei, Vakili Zarch, Dehghani, Barekatain. Personality and Psychopathology of Patients with Grandmal and Complex Partial Seizures . JSSU 2010; 18 (2) :84-91
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1032-en.html
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Introduction: Epileptic patients have special mental profile and experience emotional and psychopathological problems. Some studies have reported that epilepsy and psychopathology occur together. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mental profile of Complex partial seizure (CPS) and Grandmal seizure (GMS) patients and compare them with the control group. Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was carried out in 2008 at the neurological clinics of Isfahan and included 40 Patients with CPS and GMS epilepsy selected conveniently and control group included relatives of the patients. Psychological and personality profile was measured with MMPI inventory. The obtained data was analyzed with SPSS software, mainly through the analysis of Chi Square and ANOVA. Results: The findings of this research showed that although the scores of clinical scales in MMPI are higher than control group, this psychopathology isn’t abnormal. Epileptic patients in hypochondria, depression and hysteria had more elevated levels in comparison with the control group, but this difference was significant only in CPS patients. Conclusion: The results showed that epileptic patients tend to have more psychological disorders than normal people. These findings emphasize the necessity for psychological treatment along with drug therapy.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2010/05/9 | Published: 2010/05/15

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