Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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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.