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Sociocultural aspects and different types of stigmatization in epilepsy

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This literature review deals with knowledge and beliefs about epilepsy and with the attitude of patients, relatives, and society as a whole towards epilepsy. It discusses the stigma that is associated with the  disease and has a strong impact on patients with epilepsy and their  families. The problems of stigma or related concepts in different countries are analyzed.

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E. V. Parfenova
Z.P. Solovyev Research and Practical Center of Psychoneurology, Moscow Healthcare Department
Russian Federation
43, Donskaya St., Moscow 115419

F. K. Rider
Z.P. Solovyev Research and Practical Center of Psychoneurology, Moscow Healthcare Department
Russian Federation
43, Donskaya St., Moscow 115419

A. G. Gersamia
Z.P. Solovyev Research and Practical Center of Psychoneurology, Moscow Healthcare Department
Russian Federation
43, Donskaya St., Moscow 115419


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Parfenova E.V., Rider F.K., Gersamia A.G. Sociocultural aspects and different types of stigmatization in epilepsy. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2018;10(1S):89-95. (In Russ.)

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