Neurological Disorders

ISSN: 2329-6895

Open Access

Shehzeen F. Memon

Department of Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

  • Research Article   
    The Socio-Personal Effects of Epilepsy on Adolescents in the Metropolitan City, Karachi
    Author(s): Shehzeen F. Memon*

    Introduction: Epilepsy is characterized by uncontrolled, recurrent seizure attacks in one or more body parts of a person. It is related to abnormal brain activity which can be genetic, can be caused by drugs or infections or may even be idiopathic in nature. Epilepsy is a widely stigmatized disease in Pakistan which affects a person’s mental and social wellbeing but the socio-personal effects of the disease have not been discussed immensely in this part of the world. Methodology: The following article is a cross-sectional study conducted at the National Epilepsy Centre, Karachi from June, 2018 to March, 2019 for a span of 10 months after prompt approval from the institutional review board. Parents of 70 adolescents were handed out a questionnaire devised on the basis of Rutter-Parent Questionnaire and GHQ-30. The final data was analyze.. Read More»

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