Co-morbid mental disorders in people with epilepsy and impact on seizure control, quality of life and disability in rural Ethiopia


  • Dr Ruth Tsigebrhan

    Addis Ababa University

Project summary

Ruth is a psychiatrist from Ethiopia with an interest in investigating the role of common mental disorders in epilepsy. Her study aims to generate high-quality evidence, gathered in a rural area of a low-income country, on co-morbid mental disorders in epilepsy and their impact upon epilepsy treatment outcomes. Ruth's Master's in Mental Health Service and Population Research at King's College London will provide the foundation for the design, execution, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of high-quality mental health research in low-income countries.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.