Too often epilepsy is viewed simply as a neurological process with the complicated psychosocial elements ignored. Sadly, when the seizures are controlled, the psychological problems may persist. It is critical for the clinician to appreciate such, for the pressures from these problems could result in recurrent seizures as well as seriously influencing the patient's life in a very negative manner. This autobiographical poem depicts how epilepsy affected one patient's education, careers, relationships and even child rearing. It is hoped that this forceful description will enlighten clinicians such that they can be better advocates for their patients and educators to the community of what the true havoc of epilepsy might be unless the whole is treated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology