Epilepsy and psychological distress during the February 2020 COVID-19 outbreak in southwest China


  • During the COVID-19 outbreak in southwest China, severe psychological distress in those with epilepsy significantly correlated with drug resistant epilepsy and time spent paying attention to COVID-19.

Why this matters

    These correlations indicate clinicians should pay close attention to the psychological health of those with drug resistant epilepsy during public health emergencies and should encourage individuals to avoid excessively following media coverage of the emergency.

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