Paradoxical results in the cure of chronic illness: the "burden of normality" as exemplified following seizure surgery.

@article{Wilson2004ParadoxicalRI,
  title={Paradoxical results in the cure of chronic illness: the "burden of normality" as exemplified following seizure surgery.},
  author={Sarah J. Wilson and Peter F. Bladin and Michael Martin Saling},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={13-21}
}
Little has been written about processes of recovery following life-changing medical interventions for chronic illness. This article reviews our research with chronic epilepsy patients undergoing neurosurgery for the relief of intractable partial seizures. This research has given rise to a new conceptualization of adjustment and outcome following effective treatment of chronic illness, representing the first, detailed characterization of this process from a psychological and psychosocial… CONTINUE READING

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