Pandemic-related distress may worsen seizure control in patients with epilepsy

Seizure control was negatively affected by increased stress and poor access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic in patients with epilepsy, new data suggest.

Numerous studies have linked stress with seizures in patients with epilepsy, according to Professor Jillian Rosengard of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, New York, USA. And some evidence suggests that patients with epilepsy are at increased risk of severe psychological distress during the pandemic.