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Batebi S, Dolatshahi B, Azimian M. Emotion Processing in Patients with Early- and Late-Onset Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. PCP. 2020; 8 (1) :4-4
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-684-en.html
1- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.‎
2- Department of Clinical psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.‎
3- ‎3Department of clinical sciences, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, ‎Tehran, Iran.‎
Abstract:   (311 Views)
Objective: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) can contribute to various emotional symptoms by damaging the temporal lobe. This study aimed at investigating emotion processing in patients with early- and late-onset TLE compared to a healthy group.
Methods: In this causal-comparative study, 60 patients with diagnosed TLE were compared to 60 healthy controls to identify emotion processing styles. The data collection instruments were Baker’s Emotional Processing Scale and a clinical psychiatric interview based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). Collected data were analyzed using multivariate ANOVA in SPSS V.1 9 software.
Results: There was a significant difference in emotion processing components between the epileptic and non-epileptic groups (P<0.01). In addition, a significant difference was found in intrusion, lack of attunement and dissociation subscales of emotional processing between patients with early-onset and late-onset TLE.
Conclusion: Emotion processing deficit was higher in patients with TLE than in non-epileptics. Regarding emotion processing subscales, there were more deficits in patients with early-onset TLE compared to late-onset TLE patients.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Approach to biological neural
Received: 2019/11/29 | Accepted: 2020/01/19 | Published: 2020/01/19

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