Epilepsy in Irish Psychiatric Inpatient Settings
V. Murphy1, B. Hallahan2, D. Smithwick3, S. Costello4, N. Moloney5, G. Gulati5
Murphy et al report that across 7 acute psychiatric inpatient units, there were 9/267 (3.3%) patients suffering from epilepsy. All patients were correctly prescribed their antiepileptic medication. Minimal data was recorded related to seizure type 11.1%, triggers for seizure 22.2%, clinical investigations 22.2%, seizure pattern 0%.