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Epilespy and Emotional Well Being

Epilespy and Emotional Well Being

One artwork, illustrating an article entitled 'Epilepsy and Emotional Well Being' written by a father working in private mental health care, and discussing his assessment of the links between mental health and epilepsy after the death of his 37 year old stepdaughter, from an epileptic seizure. The article discusses his stepdaughter's struggle to maintain a normal life and career - the stress of social stigma, secrecy and wide spread medical ignorance creating a very fragile sense of self.