Treating depression in epilepsy: a controlled trial
What is it about?
140 adults with epilepsy and current major depression were assigned to the antidepressant medication sertraline or to weekly cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression (CBT). Both groups responded well to treatment, overall, in terms of depression and quality of life, and neither treatment worsened seizures or suicidality.
Why is it important?
Limited evidence was available to guide treatment of major depression for people with epilepsy, and there were concerns that some antidepressant medications might provoke seizures.
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