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Clinical Study Seeks Epilepsy Patients

Monday, August 26, 2013

UH Case Medical Center’s Epilepsy Center is seeking patients for a clinical study employing a person-centered, holistic approach that takes advantage of existing strengths in patients, families and community health entities.

Epilepsy affects approximately 2 million Americans and is associated with substantial disability and a significantly increased risk of mortality and injury. Serious mental illnesses (SMI) such as psychotic conditions, bipolar disorder and chronic depression are common in people with epilepsy. This project targets the historically hard-to-reach group of individuals with epilepsy and with serious persistent mental illness (E-SMI), and will refine an intervention adapted for use in people with E-SMI, with the intent to improve both neurological and mental health outcomes.

If you or someone you know is a candidate or if you would like additional information, please contact Kari Colón-Zimmermann at (216) 368-3577 or kari.zimmermann@uhhospitals.org.

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