Managing the epileptic patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A review of hospital charts revealed that only 3 (7.5%) of 40 inpatients with a diagnosis of epilepsy had received counseling about the disorder, its treatment, and its social ramifications. Although it is often neglected--as indicated by this small sample--proper and continuing patient education may dispel some of the damaging misconceptions and fears about the disorder and help the epileptic patient lead a full and productive life. Physicians should point out the importance of acceptance of the diagnosis, record keeping by the patient, awareness of precipitating factors, associated socioeconomic problems, and follow-up, stressing the possibility of normal life.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, EW; Folger, WN; Riley, TL

Published Date

  • February 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 134 - 143

PubMed ID

  • 7352116

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00325481.1980.11715369


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England