Intelligence functions disorders in patients with complex partial epilepsy

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2004-12-01

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Objective: To compare the performance of patients with complex partial epilepsy with the normal controls in the subtests of an instrument used to assess intelligence function. Method: Fifty epileptic patients, whose ages ranged from 19 to 49 years and 20 normal controls without any neuropsychiatric disorders. The Wechsler-Bellevue adult intelligence test was applied in groups, epileptic patients and control subjects. This test is composed of several subtests that assess specific cognitive functions. A statistical analysis was performed using non-parametric tests. Results: All the Wechsler-Bellevue subtests revealed that the intelligence functions of the patients were significantly inferior to that of the controls (p<0.05). This performance was supported by the patient's complaints in relation to their cognitive performance. Conclusion: Patients with complex partial epilepsy presented poorer results in the intelligence test when compared with individuals without neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Cognitive functions, Epilepsy, Intelligence, adult, clinical article, cognition, complex partial seizure, controlled study, female, human, intellectual impairment, intelligence, male, performance, Adult, Case-Control Studies, Cognition Disorders, Epilepsy, Complex Partial, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Statistics, Nonparametric, Wechsler Scales

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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, v. 62, n. 4, p. 983-987, 2004.