In examining the social and psychological aspects of epilepsy, the author takes not only the perspectives of individuals and their families, but also popular conceptions of the disorder. The result is an illuminating account of the social reality of epilepsy that demonstrates the distinctive contribution that the social sciences can play in understanding illness.
The medical conception of epilepsy; becoming a patient - aspects of care; lay concepts of epilepsy and stigma; strategies for coping and their effects; the impact of epilepsy on family life; epilepsy, work and disadvantage; understanding epilepsy better.
Series: Experience of Illness
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 7th September 1989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1