Tatiana Frascareli Pascalicchio

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In this controlled study we evaluated the frequency of psychiatric disorders (PDs) in 100 patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) and compared it with that of 100 healthy controls matched with respect to age, gender, schooling, and socioeconomic status. Our aim was to quantify the frequency of PDs and evaluate the relationship between PDs and(More)
The purpose of this study was to verify possible cognitive dysfunction in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) and its relationship to factors related to epilepsy and schooling. Fifty subjects diagnosed with JME and 50 controls underwent neuropsychological assessment evaluating intellectual functions, attention, memory, executive functions, and(More)
In this cross-sectional study, the neuropsychiatric profiles of 42 patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) who were treated with valproate (VPA) or topiramate (TPM) in monotherapy were compared with the aim of verifying the relationship between cognitive dysfunction, psychiatric disorders, and factors related to epilepsy. Patients with JME taking(More)
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a well-defined idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) syndrome, being the most common IGE in adults and accounting for 5-11% of patients with epilepsy. While neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies have discussed the thalamofrontal dysfunction as the major pathophysiologic mechanism of JME, investigation on memory is(More)
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