Author Response: Does Screening for Adverse Effects Improve Health Outcomes in Epilepsy? A Randomized Trial

We thank Dr. Bruzzone for her interest in our article.1 We agree that participation in the study per se could have impacted outcomes. In particular, as pointed out in our Discussion, patients in the control group were also administered the questionnaire, and therefore, they might have been sensitized to report adverse effects that otherwise could have been neglected. We also agree that screening for adverse effects should be part of the routine management of people with epilepsy. Ideally, this should be supplemented by other measures aimed at raising awareness about the impact of adverse effects on quality of life, and about the strategies that can be applied to optimize drug treatment according to individual needs.

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