Psychological & Behavioral Stress of Epilepsy

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Running head: Stress of Epilepsy 1

Psychological & Behavioral
Stress of Epilepsy
By
Thomas Agnew
GE-117
Mr. Chambers

Running head: Stress of Epilepsy 2 Abstract
When a patient is diagnosed with Epilepsy they need to take into consideration psychological effects, behavior, and surgery. They will go through several stages/levels related to stress. There will be a 180 degree turn to their life with changes to living situation, dating, and educational pursuits. Types of surgery depend on the sex and age of a patient. My life was damaged in some way or another by this medical condition.

Running head: Stress of Epilepsy 3

Psychological & Behavioral Stress of Epilepsy
When a doctor diagnoses a patient with Epilepsy, they need to take into consideration psychological effects, behavior, and surgery. The main question is “What will happen to my family?” The individual may experience a series of stages until they are able to accept what has happened to them is a part of their life. Their family needs to understand those feelings are to be expected. The patient’s behavior in some way is a physical response of both emotion and body language of what the medication does to the body. When the option of having a surgery done is brought up during a doctor’s visit, there are two that come to the fore front; age of the patient, and which surgery is best. The patient and family must listen to the physician to seek out the best treatment plan available. Think of it this way; each has their own circle and they are somehow connected to each other.

The psychological effects of this medical condition will in turn affect not only the patient but also their family. The stages/levels that they will go through are a combination for some others it’s...
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