Epilepsy, psychosocial and cognitive functioning.

McCagh, Jane (2009) Epilepsy, psychosocial and cognitive functioning. Epilepsy Research, 86 (1). pp. 1-14.

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This article will provide an overview of the psychosocial and cognitive problems that people with epilepsy (PWE) experience as consequence of the condition and its treatment. Psychosocial problems will be discussed in light of how they impact on quality of life. The review will discuss the stigma, myths and stereotypes that PWE encounter and the implications of these for important psychological outcomes including; anxiety, depression, self esteem, sense of mastery and cognitive dysfunction. The latter part of the article will focus on psychosocial factors including social isolation, interpersonal and family relationships and employment. The overall aim is to provide the reader with a general overview of the sort of factors that can impede social functioning in PWE with particular emphasis on the problems encountered in adults.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: “NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Epilepsy Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Epilepsy Research, [VOL 86, (April 2009)] DOI#10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2009.04.007¨
Keywords: Epilepsy, Psychosocial, Cognitive dysfunction, Quality of life, Focal epilepsy
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Jane McCagh
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 14:01
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2017 16:05
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1249

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