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Evaluation of socio-economic factors causing discontinuation of epilepsy treatment resulting in seizure recurrence: a study in an urban epilepsy clinic in India.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Seizure
1059-1311
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
7
Pages
601–607
Identifiers
PMID: 17576079
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The study showed a significant number of patients (42.75%) discontinued epilepsy treatment within 1 year due to poor knowledge regarding the problem of discontinuation, cost and income disparity, unemployment, spiritual illusional thoughts about epilepsy, frustration and mental impairment, lack of uniform availability of drugs in local market. To tide these shortcomings, uniform availability of cheaper antiepileptic drugs with adequate information and communication regarding the disease and upliftment of socio-economic status are to be ensured.

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