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PURPOSE Stigma is a major burden of epilepsy. In sub-Saharan Africa the few studies that addressed epilepsy stigma emphasize enacted, rather than perceived, stigma. This inattention may compromise clinical management and delay help seeking, thereby contributing to the treatment gap. We assessed perceived stigma and identified sociocultural and psychological(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the major etiologic categories of epilepsy in a rural district of the Lao PDR. Thirty-one newly identified patients with confirmed active epilepsy were compared with 124 controls, matched for gender, age and village residence. Risk factors for epilepsy were investigated with particular focus on cysticercosis(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitudes of people living in two French counties. The data were collected from 1777 adults in the general population who were interviewed. Knowledge of and attitudes toward epilepsy in these French samples proved largely favorable: 90.6% identified epilepsy as different from a mental disorder or(More)
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