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Does the cause of epilepsy also cause depression?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
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In brief: No

There are no clear links between epilepsy and depression.
However, it was observed that epileptic seizures were able lift depression in those with epilepsy. This resulted in the use of electroconvulsive therapy for depression, an effective treatment for those who have failed medication trials.

In brief: No

There are no clear links between epilepsy and depression.
However, it was observed that epileptic seizures were able lift depression in those with epilepsy. This resulted in the use of electroconvulsive therapy for depression, an effective treatment for those who have failed medication trials.
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