Complex partial seizure with severe depression and conduct disorder in a 15 year old female adolescent: a case report

  • Ikenna Desmond Ebuenyi
  • Uzoechi Eze Chikezie
  • Princewill Chukwuemeka Stanley


Complex partial seizure complicated by psychiatric comorbidities like depression and conduct disorder presents management challenges for both the physician and parents. The etiology of such psychiatric comorbidities may be related to the seizure or to several other unrelated risk factors. The psychiatric comorbidities and the seizure affects the child's activities of daily living and are often a source of worry to parents and school authorities A high index of suspicion and a multidisciplinary approach are essential in the management of the affected adolescents.

Pan African Medical Journal 2015; 22

Author Biographies

Ikenna Desmond Ebuenyi
Department of Community Medicine, Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Princewill Chukwuemeka Stanley
Department of Mental Health, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Niger Delta University, Amassoma Bayelsa state, Nigeria

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eISSN: 1937-8688