Neurological Institute Outcomes
Adult Epilepsy: Effect of Treatment on Mood
Mood disorders, especially depression, are common in patients with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Center routinely screens for depressive symptoms using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) to identify and treat depression as soon as possible, using Primary Care Depression Treatment Guidelines.1 Early identification and treatment should result in improvement in patients’ care, given the significant affect of depression on quality of life.
Change in Depressive Symptoms in Adult Epilepsy Patients
2009 – 2018