Anxiety and depression in people with temporal lobe epilepsy and people with frontal lobe epilepsy
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK
About the study
Many research studies claim that people with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) have higher tendencies of experiencing anxiety and depression, compared with people with frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE). People with TLE are more likely to obtain a diagnosis and get treatment for anxiety and/or depression than people with FLE.
The aim of this study is to compare the levels of anxiety and depression between people with TLE and people with FLE. This research could inform future good clinical practice in this area, and improve access to appropriate treatment for these groups of people.
When will this study be recruiting?
From now until 20 April 2018
What will participants be asked to do?
You will be asked to answer some online surveys. These will include questions about you and your epilepsy. You will also be asked to answer some questions that measure your levels of anxiety and depression.
The surveys will be anonymous, so you will not have to provide any information that identifies you, such as your name.
Who can take part?
You can take part if you:
• You are over the age of 18
• You have both been diagnosed with either temporal lobe epilepsy or frontal lobe epilepsy (not both)
Who is conducting the research?
Konstantina Kotsaki, MSc Psychology Conversion Course, University of Central Lancashire, UK
She is being supervised by Anja Fischer, Health Psychology Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, UK and Teaching Fellow at King's College London.
Who has reviewed this study?
The Ethics Committee at University of Central Lancashire School of Psychology
If you would like to find out more and take part, please contact Konstantina Kotsaki KKotsaki@uclan.ac.uk