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Routledge, Sep 23, 2005 - Medical - 148 pages
In examining the social and psychological aspects of epilepsy, the author takes not only the perspectives of individuals and their families, but also popular conceptions of the disorder. The result is an illuminating account of the social reality of epilepsy that demonstrates the distinctive contribution that the social sciences can play in understanding illness.


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aspects of care
Lay concepts of epilepsy and stigma
The impact of epilepsy on family life
Epilepsy work and disadvantage
Understanding epilepsy better
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Graham Scambler

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