Year: 1980 Source: British Medical Journal, (August 23 1980), p.530 SIEC No: 19841169

It has been found that the suicide rate for epileptics is 4, 5, or 7 times that of the general population, depending on the study. Epileptics are high risks due to difficulties with housing, schooling, employment, social relations, psychiatric disturbances & anticonvulsant drugs. The risk can be lessened by education, watching for psychiatric disturbances & monitoring the amounts of drugs prescribed for epileptics.(RH)