The suicide rate of epilepsy


  • B. M. Barraclough

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    1. Department of Psychiatry (Head: Professor J. L. Gibbons), University of Southampton Medical School and Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton, England
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M.D. Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry University Department of Psychiatry Royal South Hants Hospital Graham Road Southhampton S09 4PE England


ABSTRACT: Evidence from follow-up studies concerned with the mortality of epilepsy suggests the suicide rate is increased. The risk of suicide seems to be higher from temporal lobe epilepsy, for epilepsy with a greater degree of handicap and in the early years of the condition.