Epilepsy, Anxiety and Mood Changes: What You Need to Know

Epilepsy, Anxiety and Mood Changes: What You Need to Know

Epilepsy News From:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Anxiety and mood changes, like depression, are commonly reported problems in both adults and children living with seizures and epilepsy. Symptoms can range from mild to severe or debilitating.

As a person living with epilepsy, or a family member of a child or adult with epilepsy, it is important to understand the symptoms and when to get help. It is also important to know that symptoms of anxiety and mood changes can look very different in adults and children.

During this pre-recorded webinar, our expert presenters help you to:

  • Better understand anxiety and mood disorders
  • Be aware of how symptoms appear differently in adults and children
  • Identify who might be at higher risk for developing anxiety and mood problems
  • Understand current treatment options for anxiety and mood
  • Understand what works best in adults and children
  • Know where you can get help for anxiety and mood issues

Our expert presenters include:

  • Dr. Rochelle Caplan, pediatric neuropsychiatrist at UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • Dr. Andres Kanner, director of the International Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the University of Miami Hospital

This program was originally recorded on June 16, 2015. It includes a 50-minute presentation followed by about 30 minutes of questions and answer.


Authored by: Paul Scribner on 7/2015
Reviewed by: Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN on 7/2015

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