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Understanding anxiety and depression in people with epilepsy

Study title:
Understanding anxiety and depression in people with epilepsy

Institution: University of Liverpool, UK

About the study:
We want to have a better understanding about how anxiety and depression affect people with epilepsy. We will use the information to find out how to improve psychological treatments for people with epilepsy.  Read our information on low mood, depression and epilepsy.

As a thank you for taking part, you will be offered the chance to enter a prize draw. The prize will be 1 of 10 Amazon gift vouchers worth £20.

When will this study be recruiting?
Now until February 2017.

What will participants be asked to do?
You will be asked to:

  • Complete 7 online questionnaires (this should take no longer than 30 minutes in total) and
  • Complete the same questionnaires 3 months later

After the first questionnaires, we will ask you to agree to give us your contact details. This will enable us to contact you after 3 months.

Who can take part?
You can take part if you:

  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy (any type)
  • Are aged 18 or over
  • Take anti-epileptic medication
  • Have a good understanding of written English
  • Live in the UK

Who is conducting the research? The Clinical Psychology Department at the University of Liverpool

Who has reviewed this study? The research and ethics committee at the University of Liverpool have reviewed the study and granted ethical approval for it to go ahead.


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Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 - 13:49

Comments: read the 5 comments or add yours


I am always pleased to contribute to research into epilepsy as it can be such a debilitating condition. I have had plenty of help and advice over the years so it is good to be able to put something back.

Submitted by Shaun Bisbrown-... on

I would be happy to help contribute to an epilepsy study with regards to my so . He is 8 and has absence and photosensitive epilepsy. It is vital to increase understanding of this complex and yet common condition.

Submitted by Jo Williams on

Hi, I am wondering if you are taking info regarding people under 18. My daughter is only 7 and has epilepsy but does go through phases of depression and dark thoughts. If you need any info regarding this I am happy to complete the questions for her? Thanks.

Submitted by Lisa Bonham on

How about for people with learning disabilities who may not have access to, or use, e-mail, is there a hard copy/paper version they could complete? This would be a reasonable adjustment to enable a potentially excluded group to be involved, especially given the number of people with LD who have epilepsy.

Submitted by graham house on

Happy to do any type of research for epilepsy as had loads of help over the years.

Submitted by michelle page on

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