Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2017

Cognitive Performance in Children with Refractory Mesial Temporal Sclerosis (MTS) – an Indian Experience

Gopukumar Kumarpillai

Neuropsychologist at Bangalore Neuro Centre, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Samhita K

Student of Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Writing at Symbiosis International University Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.108/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.108


The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of depression on cognitive performance in children with Mesial Temporal Sclerosis (MTS). Thirty-six MTS children were included in the study, and the subjects were set up by a median split of the scores obtained on the Centre for Epidemiological Studies – Depression Scale for Children (CES-DC), high depression (N = 15) and low depression (N = 21). The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Neuropsychological Battery was employed. High depressive subjects displayed impairment in verbal and visual memory functions. Overall, it was revealed that there is a significant relationship between the depression score and cognitive performance. It was concluded that high depression is associated with bi-temporal involvement of the brain.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.108/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.108

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017

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