Psychological interventions in adults and children with epilepsy
Question 10: In adults and children with epilepsy, which psychological interventions used as adjunctive therapies with antiepileptic drugs when compared to placebo/comparator produce benefits/harm in specified outcomes?
- Population: adults and children with epilepsy
- Interventions: psychological interventions (relaxation therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, educational programmes, family counselling, yoga)
- Comparison: treatment as usual
- improvement in seizure frequency
- improved quality of life.
Psychological treatments such as relaxation therapy, treatments based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) principles, psychoeducational programmes and family counseling may be considered as adjunctive treatment for epilepsy.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD
Information and advice on avoiding high risk activities and first aid relevant to the person and family members should be routinely given in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG