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Epilepsy sufferers are 11 times more likely to die prematurely, compared to the general public. As if that was not enough, new research which looked at almost 70,000 epileptic patients, finds that the risk of early death for people suffering from epilepsy is compounded by co-existing mental illnesses, particularly in the case of depression and substance or alcohol dependency.

Mental illness increases early mortality risk in epilepsy patients