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Updated 17 July 2014

Epilepsy linked to schizophrenia

People affected by epilepsy are nearly eight times more likely than those without it to develop schizophrenia, a new study suggests.

People affected by epilepsy are nearly eight times more likely than those without it to develop schizophrenia, and those with schizophrenia are also six times more likely to have epilepsy than people who are not schizophrenic, a new study suggests.

Meanwhile the study, published in Epilepsia, showed the prevalence of schizophrenia was about 3.5 per 1,000 person-years for patients with epilepsy, compared to about 0.5 among those without epilepsy. The researchers noted the incidence of schizophrenia was slightly higher among men with the disease than women.

 

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