Review Article

Investigating Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Psychological Problems Associated with Epilepsy: Narrative Review

Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Psychological Problems Associated with Epilepsy


Epilepsy is one of the problems and diseases that accompany a person for the rest of his life after diagnosis. This disease, in addition to severely affecting a person's physical condition, can also lead to psychological problems. Many patients with epilepsy suffer from psychological problems and are under the supervision of a psychiatrist and take medications to control their mental state; However, many of these people are reluctant to take other medications, including psychiatric medications, due to long-term use of the drug; Therefore, in this study, we have examined non-pharmacological treatments in psychological problems caused by epilepsy. In addition to developing epilepsy and receiving medications for the disease, these patients develop mental illnesses such as stress, depression, anxiety, and cognitive processes that require treatment; This article describes the methods of self-care in patients with epilepsy who have mental illness.

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Epilepsy mental illness non-pharmacological interventions

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Charsouei S. Investigating Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Psychological Problems Associated with Epilepsy: Narrative Review. Health Tech Ass Act. 2021;5(2).