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Table 2 Clinical differences between Acute Unstable Depressive Syndrome (AUDS) (n = 16) and Major Depressive Episode (n = 16) groups.

From: Symptoms of epilepsy and organic brain dysfunctions in patients with acute, brief depression combined with other fluctuating psychiatric symptoms: a controlled study from an acute psychiatric department

  Valid no. AUDS
patients
MDE
patients
P value*
Seizures in clinical history 32 6/16 0/16 0.018
Fulfilling clinical criteria for epilepsy 32 5/16 0/16 0.043
Focal or generalized slow, or epileptiform EEG activity** 32 8/16 1/16 0.015
Cerebral MRI pathology (any) 26 2/13 2/13 1.0
Pathological findings at clinical neurological examination indicative of CNS pathology' 24 3/11 1/13 0.60
  1. *Fisher exact tests.
  2. **No of patients with ≥2 pathological features