Comorbid psychiatric disorders are common in epilepsy patients. Patients with epilepsy are prone to psychosis, depression, personality disorders, hyposexuality, and other behavioral disorders. Comorbid psychiatric disorders are particularly common in temporal lobe epilepsy or complex partial seizure. Though psychiatric comorbidity is common in epilepsy, it is under-recognized and under-treated, both in adult and pediatric patients in specialty health care centers as well as in community based health care centers. Early recognition and management of psychiatric disorders in patients with epilepsy is extremely important, because it improves the quality of life and aids in better seizure control.
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