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Jolfaei A G, Nasr Esfahani M, Mirblock Jalali Z, Tamannai S. Assessment of personality disorders in epileptic patients referred to epilepsy clinic of Rasoul Akram Hospital. RJMS 2015; 21 (129) :10-17
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3594-en.html
Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Psychiatric disorders and behavioral disturbance are prevalent in epileptic patients and in previous studies the reported rates of personality disorders range from 4% to 38%. Comorbidity of personality disorders in epileptic patients could cause dysfunction, poor compliance, maladjustment and other psychological distresses which are important in the treatment of epilepsy, therefore the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders could be helpful in management of epilepsy. The aim of this study was assessment of personality disorders in epileptic patients.


Methods: The samples were recruited from epilepsy clinic of Rasoul Akram Hospital. Characteristics of epilepsy were collected by reviewing the files and assessments such as EEG and interviewing with patients. Personality disorders were assessed by MCMI III.


Results: the most prevalent personality disorder was depressive personality and 36% of the patients had at least one personality disorder. The socio-economic status in patients with personality disorder was poorer, but characteristics of epilepsy had no significant relationship with comorbidity of personality disorders.

Conclusion: Personality disorders in epileptic patients are prevalent and require attention
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry

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