Implacable images: why epileptiform events continue to be featured in film and television.

@article{Kerson2006ImplacableIW,
  title={Implacable images: why epileptiform events continue to be featured in film and television.},
  author={Toba Schwaber Kerson and Lawrence A Kerson},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={103-13}
}
Epileptiform events have been portrayed in film since 1900 and on television since the 1950's. Over time, portrayals have not reflected medicine's understanding of epilepsy. At present, it is unlikely that individuals who do not have a close relationship with someone with a seizure-disorder will witness a seizure. Because fictive and often incorrect images appear increasingly, many think of them as accurate depictions. The research addresses three questions in relation to these images: How do… CONTINUE READING