Anti-epileptic Therapy Not Linked to Increased Dementia Risk, Study Reports

Anti-epileptic Therapy Not Linked to Increased Dementia Risk, Study Reports
Use of anti-epileptic therapy is not linked to an increased risk of dementia, according to the results of a real-world study with more than 100,000 patients followed in general and neuropsychiatrist practices in Germany. However, generic forms of the anti-epileptic medicine levetiracetam may potentially have a deleterious effect on cognition. The study, “Is There an Association Between Antiepileptic Drug Use and Dementia Risk? A Case-Control Study,” was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Previous research has reported a bidirectional relationship between epilepsy and dementia. One
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