Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents With Epilepsy.

  title={Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents With Epilepsy.},
  author={Karen Ling Kwong and David Shu Yan Lam and Sarah Tsui and Mary Ngan and Brian Tsang and Tai Sum Lai and Siu Man Lam},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  volume={31 2},
The present study examined anxiety and depression in adolescents with epilepsy and the association of these disorders with seizure-related and sociodemographic variables. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale was administered to 140 children with epilepsy and 50 children with asthma aged 10 to 18 years attending mainstream schools. Adolescents with epilepsy had significantly higher scores on the depression subscale than those with asthma (5.2 ± 3.3 vs 4.2 ± 3.2, P = .032). Anxiety subscale… CONTINUE READING
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