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Articles by M Matsuura
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  N Adachi , N Akanuma , M Ito , M Kato , T Hara , Y Oana , M Matsuura , Y Okubo and T. Onuma
 

Background

Age at the first psychotic episode and an interval between the onset of epilepsy and that of psychosis reflect developmental processes of interictal psychosis. However, factors relating to these indices remain unknown.

Aims

To identify clinical variables that are associated with the timing of the development of interictal psychosis.

Method

In 285 adults with epilepsy with interictal psychosis, effects of epileptic (epilepsy type), organic (intellectual functioning) and genetic (family history of psychosis) variables on timing of the development of psychosis were examined.

Results

The mean interval between the onset of epilepsy and that of psychosis was 14.4 years. Some psychosis occurred within a few years of the first seizure. Generalised epilepsy, normal intellectual function and a positive family history of psychosis were associated with early onset of psychosis.

Conclusions

Early development of interictal psychosis in people with epilepsy may reflect other individual vulnerabilities to psychosis rather than epilepsy-related damage.

 
 
 
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