Symptoms of anxiety and depression in school-aged children with active epilepsy: A population-based study

Reilly, C., Atkinson, P., Chin, R. F., Das, K. B., Gillberg, C. , Aylett, S. E., Burch, V., Scott, R. C. and Neville, B. G.R. (2015) Symptoms of anxiety and depression in school-aged children with active epilepsy: A population-based study. Epilepsy and Behavior, 52(Part A), pp. 174-179. (doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.09.004) (PMID:26432983)

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Abstract

Children (5-15 years) with active epilepsy were screened using the parent-report (n=69) and self-report (n=48) versions of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS) and the self-report version of the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) (n=48) in a population-based sample. A total of 32.2% of children (self-report) and 15.2% of children (parent-report) scored ≥1 SD above the mean on the SCAS total score. The subscales where most difficulty were reported on parent-report were Physical Injury and Separation Anxiety. There was less variation on self-report. On the CDI, 20.9% of young people scored ≥1 SD above the mean. Children reported significantly more symptoms of anxiety on the SCAS total score and three of the subscales (p<.05). There was a significant effect on the SCAS total score of respondents by seizure type interaction, suggesting higher scores on SCAS for children with generalized seizures on self- but not parent-report. Higher CDI scores were significantly associated with generalized seizures (p>.05).Symptoms of anxiety were more common based on self-report compared with parent-report. Children with generalized seizures reported more symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillberg, Professor Christopher
Authors: Reilly, C., Atkinson, P., Chin, R. F., Das, K. B., Gillberg, C., Aylett, S. E., Burch, V., Scott, R. C., and Neville, B. G.R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Epilepsy and Behavior
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1525-5050
ISSN (Online):1525-5069
Published Online:30 September 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Elsevier
First Published:First published in: Epilepsy & Behavior 52(Pt A):174-179
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons CC_BY License

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