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Epilepsy and Comorbidities - Merritt-Putnam Symposium 2017

2017 recordingsThis symposium focuses on mood disorders, neurobehavioral issues, and memory and cognitive deficits in people with epilepsy. These conditions are either not diagnosed, or there is a delay in diagnosis and referral. The recognition and treatment of depression and cognitive problems is important for treating people with epilepsy as they negatively affect the quality and functionality of their lives. This session will provide the learner with strategies for recognizing these comorbidities and for integrating said strategies into their daily clinical practice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Following participation in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize and diagnose depression and cognitive deficits
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of depression as a common comorbidity
  • Discuss the mechanisms of depression, the role of epilepsy, medications, and psychological impact on people with epilepsy
  • Appropriately treat and refer patients with mood disorders
TARGET AUDIENCE
Neurologists, epileptologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists

Co-Chairs: Gregory Worrell, M.D. and Catherine Schevon, M.D., Ph.D.

Registered Attendees have free access to 2017 meeting recordings. Contact education@aesnet.org if you need the coupon code.