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The Brainstorms Village: Epilepsy in our World

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:715
  1. E H Reynolds, consultant neurologist (
  1. London

    Is the subjective experience of epilepsy and its treatment in different social and cultural settings important in understanding, managing, supporting, researching, and preventing the disorder? Undoubtedly, as it is with other acute and chronic disorders. But as the authors of this book emphasise, epilepsy is a special case with its universality, ubiquity, variability, consciousness-interrupting paroxysms, misunderstanding, social impact, and historical legacy.

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    Eds Steven C Schachter, Lisa Francesca Andermann

    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, …

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