Psychosocial Consequences of Epilepsy

  • Jan Vermeulen
  • Raphael Canger
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 255)


There is abundant evidence that people with epilepsy, as a group, have more psychological and social problems than normal people. In some individuals such problems may be more debilitating than the seizures themselves. The topics reviewed here represent problem areas on which considerable debate has centred. They are: developmental problems, personality traits, aggression, sexual dysfunction, psychiatric illness and general socioeconomic status in epilepsy.


Sexual Dysfunction Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Psychosocial Consequence Epileptogenic Focus Temporal Lobe Seizure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Vermeulen
    • 1
  • Raphael Canger
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituut voor Epilepsiebestrijding HeemstedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Regional Epilepsy Centre S. Paolo Hospital and University of Milan Medical SchoolMilanItaly

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