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April 1992

Depression in Male and Female Subjects With Complex Partial Seizures

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychology, University of Victoria (British Columbia) (Drs Strauss and Moll); and the Division of Neurological Sciences, University Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Dr Wada).

Arch Neurol. 1992;49(4):391-392. doi:10.1001/archneur.1992.00530280079026

• Eighty-four epileptic patients, with seizures originating in either the left or the right hemisphere, were evaluated to determine the relations between lateralization of epileptogenic foci, gender, and depression. Our data suggest that male subjects, but not female subjects, with left-sided foci may be particularly vulnerable to depression.

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