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Psychosocial Aspects of Epilepsy

  • David W. McCandless


It has long been known that epileptic patients suffer various levels and types of psychosocial deficits. These include intelligence levels, academic deficits, social interactions both at home and in the public realm, and overall quality and satisfaction with life. Contributing to these aspects of existence are types, severity, and frequency of seizures, treatment regimes such as effects of AEDs, and the view by the patient of his or her disorder.


Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Emotional Intelligence Seizure Frequency Seizure Control Epileptic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. McCandless
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  1. 1.The Chicago Medical School Department of Cell Biology and AnatomyRosalind Franklin UniversityChicagoUSA

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