Neuropsychiatry of epilepsy (ARCHIVED)

by Dr Niruj Agrawal and Dr Suren Govender


Published: August 2008


Please note: This module has now been archived. It is still available to view, but please be aware when completing the module that it was last updated in 2008. A CPD certificate is available for the module, but this will be subject to the approval of your peer group.  


This module is being updated.


Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with wide-ranging neuropsychiatric manifestations. Its relationship with psychiatry has been recognised for centuries, however, the range and extent of neuropsychiatric comorbidities is only now beginning to be recognised.


The recognition and management of neuropsychiatric conditions in epilepsy can be challenging. In this module, we look at the common neuropsychiatric manifestations of epilepsy and how to manage them. We also look at the management and assessment of patients presenting with non-epileptic fits.


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You may wish to refresh your knowledge of epilepsy before you begin the module, by going through the overview of epilepsy in the Appendix section. This section is optional and you will not be tested on it in order to gain CPD credits.


Go to the Epilepsy overview section (Appendix)


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