Life with epilepsy: 1960–1992

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-78
Number of pages2
JournalSeizure
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

Keywords

  • epilepsy
  • invalidism
  • psychosocial

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Life with epilepsy: 1960–1992'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this