What are the indications for social and/or vocational rehabilitation in the treatment of epilepsy?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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People with seizures experience psychosocial adjustments after their diagnosis; therefore, social and/or vocational rehabilitation may be needed. Many physicians underestimate the consequences that an epilepsy diagnosis may have on patients. For example, patients with epilepsy may live in fear of experiencing the next seizure, and they may be unable to drive or work at heights.


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