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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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GOMEZ MARTINEZ, Sarai et al. Importance of Stigma in Epilepsy. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2022, vol.65, n.6, pp.8-14.  Epub Jan 20, 2023. ISSN 2448-4865.

Stigma is a phenomenon characterized by a negative response to a person possessing a different attribute within the social group it develops. Two types of stigmas have been described: perceived (felt) and promoted (enacted). Among the diseases with the greatest burden associated with stigma is epilepsy, one of the most prevalent neurological diseases worldwide and with a chronic course. In recent years, greater interest has been shown in the study of this phenomenon since it directly affects the quality of life of people with epilepsy, influencing their personal, academic and work development and prognosis.

Keywords : Epilepsy; stigma; perceived; promoted; attitudes.

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