Psychosocial outcomes of newly-diagnosed epilepsy
Sarah J Wilson
NEUROLOGY ASIA | ASEAN NEUROLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2011
It is well-established that the diagnosis of a chronic or life-threatening illness typically gives rise to signifi cant adjustment issues, as an individual seeks to make the necessary changes to lifestyle and self-perceptions to accommodate the diagnosis. Despite this, an understanding of the psychosocial adjustment process surrounding newly-diagnosed epilepsy is only beginning to emerge, with available evidence suggesting that management of this process may signifi cantly impact longer-term medical and psychosocial outcomes.
Awarded by ARC
This research was funded by an ARC Linkage Project Grant (LP0453690), GlaxoSmithKline Australia, and The University of Melbourne. GlaxoSmithKline had no direct involvement in this research and the author has no conflict of interest to declare.