Antidepressive treatment in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and major depression: a prospective study with three different antidepressants

@article{Khn2003AntidepressiveTI,
  title={Antidepressive treatment in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and major depression: a prospective study with three different antidepressants},
  author={K U K{\"u}hn and Boris B. Quednow and Markus Thiel and Peter G Falkai and Christian Erich Elger},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={674-679}
}
  • K U Kühn, Boris B. Quednow, +2 authors Christian Erich Elger
  • Published in Epilepsy & Behavior 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Major depression (MD) is underdiagnosed and undertreated in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Side effects of some antidepressants, like increased risk of seizures and drug-drug interactions with anticonvulsants, contribute to undertreatment of MD in patients with TLE. We analyzed post hoc the data from 2 years of treatment of inpatients with MD and TLE. Seventy-five patients received standard treatment with citalopram, mirtazapine, or reboxetine, respectively, at recommended dosage… CONTINUE READING

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