The psychiatric profiles of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy associated with neuronal auto-antibodies

Sezgin M., Cikrikcili U., Kulaksizoglu I. B., Vanli-Yavuz E. N., Bebek N., Tuzun E., ...More

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.35, no.2, pp.84-90, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/nsn.2018.10681
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-90
  • Keywords: Neuronal auto-antibodies, psychiatry, psychosis, temporal lobe epilepsy, autoimmune epilepsy, ANTIBODY-ASSOCIATED ENCEPHALOPATHY, LIMBIC ENCEPHALITIS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, DISORDERS, COMMUNITY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Neuronal auto-antibodies (NAA) have recently been shown in some patients with chronic temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Psychiatric comorbidity is a significant part of the TLE course and a different profile can be a marker for "autoimmune" epilepsy. For this reason, we aimed to determine the psychiatric profiles of TLE patients associated with NAA and their differentiating features.