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By Jaya Pinikahana

Even if medical, neurological, organic, psychiatric or even healing features of epilepsy were relatively continually reviewed, quite little is understood concerning the psycho-social features of this . The psycho-social results of epilepsy are arguably usually extra critical than the severity of epilepsy. experiences convey that social exclusion, worry, nervousness, pressure, suicide, unemployment and homelessness between individuals with epilepsy are greater than the overall inhabitants. even if there aren't any attainable eclectic theories of bio-psychosocial elements of epilepsy, there are a number of present mental and sociological views of this affliction. This booklet fills a spot within the literature at the psycho-social context of epilepsy.

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