The findings reveal a striking correlation between premature death and mental illness in these patients. People with epilepsy were four times more likely to have received a psychiatric diagnosis compared with the general population.
Study links mental illness to early death in people with epilepsy
21 July 2013
People with epilepsy are 10 times more likely to die before their mid-fifties compared with the general population, according to a large study by researchers at Oxford University and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.