CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · International Journal of Epilepsy 2016; 03(02): 064-067
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijep.2016.04.001
Research paper
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Cognitive outcome in epileptic patients in a tertiary care centre in Kolkata, India

Gautam Das
a  Department of Medicine, North-24 Parganas District Hospital, Barasat, India
,
Piya Saha
b  Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, 92, A.P.C. Road, Kolkata, India
,
Pritha Mukhopadhyay
b  Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, 92, A.P.C. Road, Kolkata, India
,
Shankar P. Saha
c  Department of Neurology, N.R.S. Medical College, 138, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, India
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Publication History

Received: 04 February 2016

Accepted: 26 April 2016

Publication Date:
06 May 2018 (online)

  

Abstract

Objective The objective of the study is to assess the diverse cognitive dysfunctions in epileptic patients.

Methods Generalized tonic–clonic seizure (GTCS) and complex partial seizure (CPS) patients and those control matched and assessed for their IQ were undertaken for the present study. ANOVA test was used to assess the differences between GTCS and CPS with the control.

Results GTCS and CPS exhibit lower scores than the control. In number cancellation task, they are at par. GTCS performed poorer than CPS.

Conclusion Epileptic group showed impairment in working memory function, visuo-spatial skill, processing speed, visuo-perceptual attainment and reasoning ability. The deficit is more pervasive in GTCS group.