Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP): what do patients think?

  title={Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP): what do patients think?},
  author={Zheyu Xu and Sujith Ayyappan and Udaya Seneviratne},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
OBJECTIVES Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a major cause of mortality in epilepsy. Despite its devastating consequences, SUDEP appears to be poorly discussed with patients by health professionals. The risk of causing psychological distress to the patient is highlighted as a reason for not discussing SUDEP. However, no studies have assessed the adult patients' views on this important question. We conducted this cross-sectional study to evaluate the awareness and perspectives on… CONTINUE READING

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