Epilepsy-associated stigma from the perspective of people with epilepsy and the community in Italy.

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Summary of "Epilepsy-associated stigma from the perspective of people with epilepsy and the community in Italy."

The objective of this study was to assess the stigma related to epilepsy from the perspective of people with epilepsy (PWE) and from the Italian community (Rome and central Italy); moreover, the impact of the perceived stigma on the mood and quality of life of patients was also evaluated.


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Name: Epilepsy & behavior : E&B
ISSN: 1525-5069
Pages: 66-72


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