Treatment of Depression in Adults with Epilepsy

Publication Date: October 1, 2020
Last Updated: September 17, 2022

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For mild depressive episodes, psychoeducation or psychotherapies are treatment alternatives to antidepressants. Where medication is used (wish/preference of the patient, positive experience of the patient with response to medication treatment in the past, moderate or severe episodes in the past or if initial non-pharmacological trials failed should be considered), SSRIs are first choice medications. (1, B)
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Treatment of Depression in Adults with Epilepsy

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