Primary Prevention Of Epilepsy

Primary Prevention Of Epilepsy
Dr. H.R. arshadi, M.D.

Keywords : Epilepsy, prevention, Risk factors prevalent, casesEpidemiological studies of epilepsy show prevalence rate ranging from 0.9 to 57 per 1,000 population. Approximately two-million people develop epilepsy every year. The experts of the World Health Organization declare that there is good reason to believe that this figure could be reduced by at least 50% if proper preventive measures were taken.

Main causes of epilepsy, risk factors and preventive measures have been discussed. The major part of this paper is a translation of the World Health Organization publication on ” Primary Prevention of Mental Neurological and Psychological Disorders”, and some recent data from ONLINE has been added.



 The quarterly journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Volume : 1
Year : 2000, Autumn


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