Year: 1981 Source: Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston, 1981. p.72-77 SIEC No: 20021131

This article explores the association between epilepsy and suicide, through a review of the epilepsy literature produced between 1940 and 1979. A total of 11 papers were found from which it was possible to derive some evidence about the incidence of suicide in epileptics, which dealt specifically with the topics of temporal lobe epilepsy, epileptic patients residing in institutions, epileptics referred for diagnosis and treatment to general hospitals, and life insurance statistics. (12 refs)