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Quality of life in a residential setting

  • Ian Leonard (a1)
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The David Lewis Centre for Epilepsy has approximately 300 adult residents. All have epilepsy, which is often only partly alleviated by available treatments; many have mental handicap or psychiatric illness, adding to their total disability. The Centre's explicit aim of understanding and caring for people with epilepsy implies concern not just for clinical measures such as seizure frequency, but for our residents' quality of life.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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