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Batebi S, Dolatshahi B, Azimian M. Emotional Processing in Patients With Early- and Late-Onset Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. PCP 2020; 8 (1) :47-56
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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. , dolatshahibehrooz98@gmail.com
3- Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (2299 Views)
Objective: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) could cause various emotional symptoms due to the damages imposed on the temporal lobe. This study aimed at comparing emotional processing between patients with early- and late-onset TLE and a healthy group.
Methods: In a cross-sectional study, after a definitive diagnosis of TLE, 60 patients were compared with 60 healthy controls without any epilepsy to identify emotional-processing styles in them. The research instruments were the Emotional Processing Scale and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)-based psychiatric interview. The obtained data were analyzed using a multivariate analysis of variance by SPSS.
Results: The present study results suggested significant differences in emotional processing between the investigated epileptic and non-epileptic groups (P<0.01). Besides, emotional processing indicated significant differences in intrusion, the lack of attunement, and dissociation subscales between patients with early-onset TLE, compared to those with late-onset TLE.
Conclusion: The obtained data revealed more emotional processing dysfunction in patients affected by TLE, compared to the non-epileptics. Besides, in some subscales of emotional processing, there was more malfunctioning in the early-onset TLE group, compared to the late-onset TLE group.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Approach to biological neural
Received: 2019/04/10 | Accepted: 2019/10/25 | Published: 2020/01/1

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