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Epilepsy

  • Deirdre A. Caplin
  • Joan K. Austin
  • David Dunn
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Adolescence is recognized as a developmental transition toward successful creation of an adult identity and a sense of ownership and comfort with personal beliefs and values. Adolescent emotional and cognitive resources are stretched by attempts at developing a sense of self, gaining autonomy from parents, and refining self-control. Teens with epilepsy and other chronic conditions have the additional burden of finding a way to integrate their health condition and its management into their daily lives.

Keywords

Behavioral Health Seizure Frequency Seizure Type Clonic Seizure Generalize Epilepsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deirdre A. Caplin
    • 1
  • Joan K. Austin
    • 2
  • David Dunn
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryIndiana University School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic IllnessIndiana University School of NursingIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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