Psychopathology in Epilepsy: Social Factors

Psychopathology in Epilepsy: Social Factors

by Steven Whitman
     
 


While mental illness in epileptics has been studied extensively from a biological perspective, little serious attention has been paid to the role of nonbiological factors. This well-balanced volume, written by an international group of researchers and epileptologists, is the first to bring together recent, and in some cases, previously unpublished research on the… See more details below

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While mental illness in epileptics has been studied extensively from a biological perspective, little serious attention has been paid to the role of nonbiological factors. This well-balanced volume, written by an international group of researchers and epileptologists, is the first to bring together recent, and in some cases, previously unpublished research on the social precursors of psychopathology in epilepsy. Proposing a multietiologic model which includes biological and social factors, this comprehensive collection considers such high-risk social variables for psychopathology as fear of seizure, stigma, discrimination, and the control of medical information by doctors. These thirteen chapters provide a foundation for continuing research and eventually for improved care for people with epilepsy.

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ISBN-13:
9780195036565
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/01/1987
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.12(d)

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