Are Depression and Cognitive Performance Related in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy?

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Are Depression and Cognitive Performance Related in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy?

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The degree to which depression interacts with the cognitive deficits of epilepsy to alter cognitive skill and general functioning is unknown. Depression has significant negative effects on adaptive functioning including cognitive skills. Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients are known to possess cognitive dysfunction. Thus, TLE patients who are depressed may suffer a double burden of cognitive deficits.