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Negative symptoms and psychosocial status in temporal lobe epilepsy.
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PMID:  12694933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between negative symptoms, psychosocial function and quality of life in temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS: 23 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy with negative symptoms were matched on gender, age, years of education, duration and age of epilepsy onset with 23 temporal lobe epilepsy patients exhibiting no negative symptoms as determined by a standardized rating system (SANS/SAPS). The matched groups were compared in regard to: (1). employment status, (2). dependence on government financial subsidy, (3). relationship/marital status, and (4). self-reported quality of life. RESULTS: Temporal lobe epilepsy patients with negative symptoms exhibited higher rates of unemployment, dependence on government aid, social isolation, and poorer self-reported quality of life relative to temporal lobe patients without negative symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Interictal negative symptoms are associated with significantly increased psychosocial morbidity and poorer quality of life in temporal lobe epilepsy.
Kiesa Getz; Bruce Hermann; Michael Seidenberg; Brian Bell; Christian Dow; Jana Jones; Austin Woodard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy research     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0920-1211     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Res.     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-15     Completed Date:  2003-07-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703089     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin, C G Matthews Neuropsychology Lab, 600 N Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / psychology*
Health Status
Mental Health*
Middle Aged
Public Assistance
Quality of Life
Social Isolation*
Social Support*
Grant Support

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