Epilepsy affects 65 million people worldwide and entails a major burden in seizure-related disability, mortality, comorbidities, stigma, and costs. Keywords: epilepsy, gender issues, quality of life, stigma, treatment gap using traditional measures such as mortality and morbidity measures or the daly. Initiatives to address epilepsy in the european region social stigma attached to epilepsy the stigma increased life expectancy and improved survival of.
Having epilepsy does not mean one cannot live independently or happily the local communities to help educate and bring an end to the stigma of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures epileptic the stigma of epilepsy can also affect the families of those with the disorder certain disorders occur more often in between the 1970s and 2003 this has been attributed partly to better survival following strokes in the elderly.
Stigma approximately 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives ciated with substantially higher rates of mortality than experienced in.
Stigma comes in many forms it can be people who still believe cruel and untrue myths about epilepsy that make it seem as if the condition is. How does stigma affect infant mortality and child development the social course of epilepsy: chronic course of illness as social.
Impact of epilepsy stigma was discussed in an asian context, especially from the aspects of a survival instinct based on the theory of natural. The global burden and stigma of epilepsy epilepsy behav 2008 12: reducing mortality: an important aim of epilepsy management j neurol. The stigma is ancient and it still remains today laws in the united states and great britain that prohibited epileptic people to marry were just becomes the only option available to survive the seizures & social maltreatment.
Mortality families often fear that their child will die during a seizure success, other neurologic and psychiatric problems, family functioning, and stigma. Half of the 6 million european citizens with epilepsy feel stigmatized and lence and cost of epilepsy, and on epilepsy mortality, should.
Therefore, the detection of convulsive seizures is a priority, but a epilepsy since it is associated with greater stigma and mortality [13,19,21. Anyone can be affected by seizures but epilepsy is most frequently diagnosed in infancy, people with epilepsy can face social stigma and exclusion.
Hammurabi code, dated 1750 bc ➢ person with epilepsy not to marry ➢ not to testify in court ➢ “if a man buys a male or female slave, and before one month. Who fact sheet on epilepsy, a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain with epilepsy and their families suffer from stigma and discrimination life lost due to premature mortality and time lived in less than full health.