It is well established in the literature that psychiatric and behavioral side effects (PBSE) are common in patients using antiepileptic drugs (AED) [1–4]. These adverse effects can range from minor behavioral changes to debilitating depressive symptoms and even suicidality [1–6]. PBSEs may oftentimes lead to discontinuation of medication, and it has been reported by several studies that previous psychiatric history is a highly important independent predictor of PBSE incidence in epilepsy patients using AEDs [1–4].

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