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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

FILGUEIRAS, Marco Aurélio Smith. Epilepsy is not a disease: proposal for a new approch in the international classification of diseases (ICD). Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1994, vol.52, n.2, pp. 279-282. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1994000200025.

What is epilepsy? a disease? a symptom? a syndrome? is it important to define it? Basing his study on an extensive bibliography, the author shows that epilepsy is not a disease. He emphasizes the significance of that definition and suggest a new approach in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

Keywords : epilepsy; disease; symptom; syndrome; psychoses; new classification.

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