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Psychosocial issues in epilepsy

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Psychosocial issues in epilepsy

  1. 1. Psychosocial Issues<br />
  2. 2. References<br />Chin-Wan Lai. Epilepsy research priorities in Asia: Psycho-social and cultural issues. Neurology Asia 2007; 12 (Supplement 1) : 18 – 20. Retrieved from http://www.neurology-asia.org/articles/20073_018.pdf<br />Austin, De Boer, Shafer. Chapter 217. Disruption in social functioning and services facilitating adjustment for the child and adult. Epilepsy Social Problems. Epilepsy – A comprehensive textbook 2nd Edition Volume Three (pp 2237 – 2244). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins<br />
  3. 3. Common problems reported in epileptics are include:<br />Anxiety<br />Poor self-esteem<br />Social isolation<br />Depression<br />Stigma<br />Dating and marriage<br />Employment<br />Poor quality of life<br />
  4. 4. Factors associated with social problems:<br />Severe and frequent episodes of seizures<br />Academic underachievement<br />Negative attitude towards epilepsy<br />Inadequate knowledge about epilepsy<br />Lack of supportive environment<br />
  5. 5. Ways to cope with epilepsy<br />Counseling – to educate regarding epilepsy, assist in adaption of life with epilepsy and treat any comorbid psychiatric conditions<br />Recreation therapy – to approach social isolation problem and relationship with peers<br />Social skills and cognitive rehabilitation<br /> – to assist patient with brain dysfunction complicated by epilepsy<br />Self-help and support group<br />Vocational rehabilitation<br />

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