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Epilepsy and stigma: An update and critical review of recent literature

Jacoby, Ann (2008) Epilepsy and stigma: An update and critical review of recent literature. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 8 (4). pp. 339-344. ISSN 1528-4042 (Print); 1534-6293 (Online)

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Abstract

In this paper, the concept of illness-related stigma and its relevance to consideration of the psychosocial impact of epilepsy is discussed; an overview is provided of the recent literature on epilepsy-related stigma, as it relates both to the stigma experience of people with epilepsy themselves and the beliefs and attitudes held by other key target groups; limitations of these and previous studies are considered and some advances in knowledge arising from them are highlighted; finally, some suggestions are made about possible areas for further investigation.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Issue: July, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords:PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION; PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE; SOCIAL EXCLUSION; ATTITUDES; HEALTH; COMMUNITY; IDENTITY
Departments, Research Centres and Related Units:Academic Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres > Faculty of Medicine > School of Population, Community & Behavioural Sciences
DOI:10.1007/s11910-008-0052-8
Publisher's Statement:This article was first published in Jacoby, Ann (2008), Epilepsy and stigma: An update and critical review, Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Current Science Inc. ,8(4), 339-344, ISSN 1528-4042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11910-008-0052-8 . Copyright © 2008 by Current Medicine Group LLC. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com .
Refereed:Yes
Status:Published
ID Code:976
Deposited On:20 Nov 2009 11:03
Last Modified:05 Apr 2013 16:14

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