We have recently published a new paper, ‘Trait Impulsivity in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy‘ in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. This paper is the first output from the Biology of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (BIOJUME) study, which collects clinical and genetic information from patients with JME across the world. In this study we see that impulsivity is elevated in JME compared to healthy controls and is at a level comparable to those with personality and neurotic disorders. Further, elevated impulsivity in JME is associated with having more frequent seizures and experiencing psychiatric adverse effects to anti-seizure medication.
Amy Shakeshaft from the Pal Neuro Lab and BIOJUME team is the first author of the paper.