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Title: Comorbidities in newly diagnosed epilepsy: Pre-existing health conditions are common and complex across age groups.
Austin Authors: McIntosh, Anne M ;Carney, Patrick W ;Tan, K Meng;Hakami, Tahir M;Perucca, Piero ;Kwan, Patrick;O'Brien, Terence J;Berkovic, Samuel F 
Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia.
Epilepsy Research Centre
The Melbourne Brain Centre, The Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
The Department of Neurology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Bladin-Berkovic Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, Austin Health, Australia.
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Department of Medicine, Monash University, Australia
Eastern Health, Australia.
Gold Coast University Medical Centre, QLD, Australia.
The Faculty of Medicine, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Neurology, Alfred Health, Melbourne Australia
Medicine (University of Melbourne)
Issue Date: Jan-2023
Date: 2022
Publication information: Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B 2023; 138
Abstract: People with epilepsy have a higher prevalence of medical and psychiatric comorbidities compared to the general population. Comorbidities are associated with poor epilepsy outcomes, and there have been recommendations for screening and early identification to improve clinical management. Data from 'First Seizure Clinics' (FSCs) with expert epileptological review can inform about disorders already present at the point of diagnosis of epilepsy or unprovoked seizures. Here, we aimed to describe pre-existing conditions with a focus on psychiatric, substance use, cardiac, neurological, and cancer health domains.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2022.108960
Journal: Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B
Start page: 108960
PubMed URL: 36427450
ISSN: 1525-5069
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Multimorbidity
New-onset seizures
Mental Disorders/diagnosis
Mental Disorders/epidemiology
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