April 1, 2019

Perampanel May Increase Scores Indicative of Aggression, Depression in Epilepsy

For patients with epilepsy, treatment with perampanel increases both aggression and depression significantly, according to results published in the journal Seizure.

The study included participants with epilepsy who were given perampanel (n=77). Examinations were performed at baseline (before perampanel administration) and after 12-weeks of follow-up. At each examination, the researchers used the Buss Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BAQ) and the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (NDDI-E) to assess aggression and depression, respectively.

A total of 59 participants completed the study, with 3.9% discontinuing perampanel because of adverse psychiatric effects.

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