A 43-year-old member asked:
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can there be any way that depression can cause epilepsy?

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Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Although they often coexist, they do not cause one another.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
There is a very recent study in Biological Psychiatry that showed people who have a history of depression are at greater risk for seizures
May 26, 2013
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dep./Epilepsy: Neither one directly causes the other, but risk of having one can increase risk of having the other.
Answered on Sep 5, 2013

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