Accounting for comorbidity in assessing the burden of epilepsy among US adults: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)

@inproceedings{Kessler2012AccountingFC,
  title={Accounting for comorbidity in assessing the burden of epilepsy among US adults: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)},
  author={Ronald C Kessler and Michael C G Lane and Victoria Shahly and Paul E. Stang},
  booktitle={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2012}
}
Although epilepsy is associated with substantial role impairment, it is also highly comorbid with other physical and mental disorders, making unclear the extent to which impairments associated with epilepsy are actually due to comorbidities. This issue was explored in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), a nationally representative household survey of 5692 US adults. Medically recognized epilepsy was ascertained with self-report, comorbid physical disorders with a chronic… CONTINUE READING
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