Updated guidance needed for managing mental health comorbidities in people with epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Despite the importance of screening for and management of depression and anxiety in people with epilepsy being acknowledged by health care professionals, there are perceived barriers to the provision of care.

Why this matters

  • Responses highlight the need for updated protocols to guide management of mental health comorbidities in people with epilepsy, as well as improved training and education in mental health screening and management.