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Characteristics of Veterans diagnosed with seizures within Veterans Health Administration

Rizwana Rehman, PhD, et al.

The purpose of this article is to describe demographics of Veterans diagnosed with seizures and taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) during fiscal year 2011, particularly with regards to comorbid traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). TBI and PTSD are risk factors for both epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Within the VHA, many Veterans experiencing seizures cannot be successfully treated with AEDs. The Epilepsy Centers of Excellence promotes a multidisciplinary approach to increase and improve access to both epilepsy and mental health specialists for the care of epileptic and nonepileptic seizures.

Volume 52 Number 7, 2015
   Pages 751 — 762

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Rehman R, Kelly PR, Husain AM, Tran TT. Characteristics of Veterans diagnosed with seizures within Veterans Health Administration. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(7): 751???62.
ResearcherID: Rizwana Rehman, PhD: K-5524-2015; Pamela R. Kelly, DHA, MBA/HCM: K-5538-2015

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