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Journal of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

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Abstract

MAGALHAES, Lucas Vilas Bôas; FERNANDES, Paula Teixeira  and  LI, Li Min. Educational aspects of epilepsy. J. epilepsy clin. neurophysiol. [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.4, pp. 172-177. ISSN 1676-2649.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-26492009000400007.

INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition. Unfortunately there are gaps in knowledge, diagnosis and treatment, and these have impact on economy and psychosocial well being of patients. PURPOSE AND METHODOLOGY: This article discusses the educational aspect of epilepsy, assuming that society in general knows very little about epilepsy, including professionals in general (health, education and social areas), patients and their families. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The Education Committee of Brazilian Branch of International League Against Epilepsy aims to promote improvement of knowledge on medical and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy through proposals that can be implemented in order to bring epilepsy out of the shadows.

Keywords : Epilepsy; education; training.

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