Key clinical point: Antiepileptic drug therapy is not associated with impairments in objective or subjective cognitive function above other clinically relevant factors.
Major finding: Increasing seizure frequency was associated with objective cognitive dysfunction, and depression was associated with subjective cognitive impairment.
Study details: A cross-sectional analysis of 331 prospectively enrolled patients who were admitted to a video EEG monitoring unit.
Disclosures: The study was conducted without external funding. Dr. Foster and other investigators reported research funding from professional associations and pharmaceutical companies that was unrelated to the study.
Foster E et al. Neurology. 2020 Feb 3. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009061.