Teenagers with epilepsy are more prone to depression according to a new study published in the March issue of the journal Neurology. Up to 60 percent of all teens with epilepsy will experience depression or another psychiatric illness, according to this new study.
The study goes on to find that only about 33 percent of those teens will receive treatment. That lack of treatment may put teens with epilepsy at a higher risk for suicide as well. The study reported that up to 30 percent of people with epilepsy had attempted suicide, compared to about 7 percent of people without the disorder.
Head injury is one of the leading causes of epilepsy and seizure disorders.
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