Emotional Effects of Diagnosis - Frequently Asked Questions

How does epilepsy affect my child’s quality of life?

27 January 2010
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It is not enough to treat the medical aspects of epilepsy alone. The emotional and physical components of the child's life must all be considered as well. Research shows that parents may interfere with their child's healthy adjustment by being overprotective, rejecting, or having low expectations of him/her. Children with epilepsy can attain a high quality of life. Parents who know when to let children have their own freedom, who accept and support them as they are, and who encourage having new experiences can greatly assist their children in attaining the skills which will help them to have fulfilling lives.


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