Schizophrenics are more likely to develop epilepsy, study says

09/21/2011 | BBC

A Taiwanese study published in Epilepsia recorded 6.99 epileptic incidents per 1,000 person-years in people with schizophrenia compared with 1.19 in those without the disorder between 1999 and 2008. Although further pathological studies are needed in order to explain the association between schizophrenia and epilepsy, "this relationship may be due to common pathogenesis in these diseases such as genetic susceptibility and environmental factors," said Dr. I-Ching Chou, of China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan.

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