Survey on Smoking, Consuming Alcohol, and using Illicit Drugs in Patients with Epilepsy

Yeni N., Tumay F., Tonguc O., Azaroglu E., Bozok N.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.52, no.4, pp.354-358, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Introduction: Addiction can be defined as the continuous consumption of addictive substances or repetition of certain behaviors despite adverse consequences. Epilepsy is associated with an increased risk of psychiatric disorders. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no published data regarding addictions in patients with epilepsy. Considering the high incidence of psychopathology, we planned a survey using a self-report questionnaire to study some of the addictive behaviors in patients with epilepsy and in control subjects.