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Chapter 20 - Gender Issues in Epilepsy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 October 2019

Vibhangini S. Wasade
Affiliation:
Henry Ford Medical Group HFHS, Michigan
Marianna V. Spanaki
Affiliation:
Wayne State University, Michigan
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Summary

All individuals deal with decisions regarding sexuality, reproduction, and family. Men with epilepsy (MWE) and women with epilepsy (WWE) also consider additional factors: effects of seizures, effects of antiseizure drugs (ASDs), psychological and psychiatric barriers such as self-image, anxiety, and depression.

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Understanding Epilepsy
A Study Guide for the Boards
, pp. 368 - 385
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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