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Review: could Epilepsy cause Pseudodementia?

We study 27,265 people who have Epilepsy from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Pseudodementia. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy (latest reports from 68,353 patients) is typically treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Lamotrigine, Dilantin, Tegretol, Carbamazepine.

Pseudodementia

Pseudodementia (severe form of depression that results from a progressive brain disorder in which cognitive changes mimic those of dementia) (latest reports from 625 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, sleep disorder, osteoporosis, depression, pain.

On Jul, 9, 2014: 27,255 people who have epilepsy are studied. Among them, 6 (0.02%) have Pseudodementia. They amount to 0.97% of all the 621 people who have Pseudodementia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pseudodementia in epilepsy reports

Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Pseudodementia * :

FemaleMale
Pseudodementia66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Pseudodementia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pseudodementia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%42.86%0.00%71.43%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Bipolar i disorder (2 people, 33.33%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Depakene (3 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lyrica (3 people, 50.00%)
  3. Topamax (3 people, 50.00%)
  4. Diazepam (2 people, 33.33%)
  5. Lamotrigine (1 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • My platelet count is raised is this caused by lamictal

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Epilepsy had been absent for 20 years. Its re-emergence at age 34 was treated with valproate.
    No previous history of aggression or violence.
    Aggression ceased following stoppage of the drug with a switch to an alternative.
    No other concurrent drugs.

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