Journal article

Epilepsy in Asia: Disease burden, management barriers, and challenges

Eugen Trinka, Patrick Kwan, ByungIn Lee, Amitabh Dash

Epilepsia | WILEY | Published : 2019


This article reviews the burden of epilepsy in Asia, the challenges faced by people with epilepsy, and the management of epilepsy. Comparison is made with other parts of the world. For this narrative review, data were collected using specified search criteria. Articles investigating the epidemiology of epilepsy, diagnosis, comorbidities and associated mortality, stigmatization, and treatment were included. Epilepsy is a global health care issue affecting up to 70 million people worldwide. Nearly 80% of people with epilepsy live in low- and middle-income countries with limited resources. People with epilepsy are prone to physical and psychological comorbidities, including anxiety and depressi..

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