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Epilepsy is a condition of which the cause or causes are essentially nonprogressive. Its prevalence is currently estimated to be about 0.7%, an absolutely minimal estimate that more realistically should be 2% to 3%. Considering the magnitude of this clinical problem, relatively little attention has been paid to its pathophysiology, diagnosis, investigation, and long-term management. This neglect has stemmed from numerous factors, two of the most important being the biological complexity of the clinical problem and the pervasive social stigma attached to the diagnosis.
Most of Gastaut and Broughton's book is devoted to an intricate and frequently convoluted discussion of
Epileptic Seizures. Clinical and Electrographic Features, Diagnosis and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:806. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-806_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):806.
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