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Papers: 25 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021


2021 Dec 30

Curr Top Behav Neurosci

Bidirectional Relations Among Depression, Migraine, and Epilepsy: Do They Have an Impact on Their Response to Treatment?


The evaluation and treatment of patients with epilepsy is not limited to the type of epilepsy, but it must incorporate the common comorbid neurologic, psychiatric, and medical disorders, as the latter can bare an impact on the course and response to treatment of the seizure disorder and vice versa. In this article we review the bidirectional relations among epilepsy and two of its most common comorbidities, mood disorders and migraine and examine the implications of these relations on the selection of therapies of these three disorders and their response to treatment. We also review the most salient common pathogenic mechanisms that may explain such relations.