For people with epilepsy, neighborhood may be tied to memory, mental health

People with epilepsy living in disadvantaged neighborhoods—areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities—may be more likely to have memory, thinking, and mental health problems compared to people with epilepsy living in neighborhoods with fewer disadvantages, according to new research published in the April 19, 2023, online issue of Neurology. The study does not prove that living in disadvantaged neighborhoods causes memory and mental health problems for these individuals. It only shows an association.

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