Epilepsy : scientific foundations of clinical practice by Jong M. Rho, Raman Sankar, Jose E. Cavazos

By Jong M. Rho, Raman Sankar, Jose E. Cavazos

The main up to date reference at the subject, Epilepsy analyzes the main suitable study advancements in parallel medical concerns impacting glossy healing regimens-defining the clinical foundation of present scientific practices and posing a suite of tough questions and concerns which may impression the way forward for medical epilepsy examine and research.

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Relationships with friends and with others in the patients' social milieu may be disrupted for similar reasons. Finally, hypochondriacal patients are often unable to take up their responsibilities at work as a result of their all-encompassing preoccupation with their health and their symptoms, and the constant health-checking and reassurance-seeking behaviors that follow. 3). It has been suggested that hypochondriacal phenomena are distributed along a continuum of severity and that differences between hypochondriacal and nonhypochondriacal persons may be quantitative rather than qualitative (Barsky and Klerman, 1983; Barsky et al, 1986; Kenyon, 1976; Schmidt, 1994).

1966). , 1986a), it was found that medical students took only slightly more precautions about their health and paid more attention to somatic symptoms, but did not exhibit more hypochondriacal fears and beliefs. These findings suggest that it takes more than exposure to disease-relevant information and to seriously ill people for significant hypochondriacal features to appear, and that any manifestations of hypochondriasis in medical students are rather limited in scope. For some students, medical studies may represent a part of their "counterphobic strategy," intended to overcome excessive fear of death to which medical students are prone (Howells and Field, 1982); insofar as excessive fear of death is associated with hypochondriasis, it may explain the propensity to hypochondriasis in some medical students.

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