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Adult epileptic patients’ perception of social support during rational antiepileptic therapy

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2012-2493

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The problem of stigmatization of a patient with epilepsy is frequently essential in restricting the capacities of his social performance. Society is often unready to recognize an epileptic patient as its equal member. The authors consider the main sources of social support (SS) to patients with epilepsy: the patient’s family takes first place; friends and other important persons also play a major role. The perception of SS has been found to be related to the number of used antiepileptic drugs and the hemispheric lateralization of a leading epileptic focus.

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P. N. Vlasov
Department of Nervous Diseases, Therapeutic Faculty, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Russian Federation


Z. S. Shakhabasova
Department of Nervous Diseases, Therapeutic Faculty, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Russian Federation


V. M. Yaltonsky
Department of Medical Psychology, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Russian Federation


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Vlasov P.N., Shakhabasova Z.S., Yaltonsky V.M. Adult epileptic patients’ perception of social support during rational antiepileptic therapy. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2012;4(1S):20-24. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2012-2493

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