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New study to launch into epilepsy and depression in primary care
A new study, headed by Professor Mike Kerr with the help of GPs in South Wales, is planned for 2009 with the aim of finding an effective way of recognising depression in people with epilepsy.
Depression levels are thought to be high in the population of people with epilepsy, but depression is often not picked up in individuals with epilepsy, leading to delays in offering treatment.
People with epilepsy attending participating general practices will be handed an Epilepsy and Depression in Primary Care (EDPC) pack, offering them the opportunity to take part in the study. GPs are the doctors seen most often and so identifying depression at this level could potentially improve quality of life for many individuals.
Involvement of individuals with epilepsy, whether suffering from depression or not, is vital for understanding how this illness can be best identified in general practices within the UK.
The study is funded by Epilepsy Research UK.