This assessment the practitioner will be look at Epilepsy in two different settings. This assessment will focus on Epilepsy in 2011 and the difficulties children with epilepsy would have faced in the past. Using a Bio-psychosocial framework the practitioner will discuss Medical treatment and the difference from medical/ religious beliefs now and then. The difference in social attrudes and how Psychology this disorder affects children
Epilepsy is disorder that occurs in the brain, Epilepsy causes recurring seizures. Seizures happen when the electrical activity in your brain is disrupted. This disruption can cause changes in your body movements, awareness, behaviour, emotions or senses. Seizures are also referred to as fits, attacks or convulsions. Epilepsy affects at least 456 thousand people in the United Kingdom. It usually begins in childhood, however one in three children will grow out of it by the time they get to adulthood.
When a doctor has made diagnosis epilepsy, they will decide the best form of treatment. If the seizure was caused by an underlying correctable brain condition, surgery may stop seizures. If the seizure is due to epilepsy, the doctor will usually prescribe regular use of seizure-preventing drugs. If drugs do not work, other methods may be tried, including surgery, a special diet or vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). The purpose of all epilepsy treatment is to prevent further seizures, avoid side effects, and make it possible for people to lead active and normal lives
Childhood epilepsy well usually treated with seizure-preventing medicines called antiepileptic or anticonvulsant drugs. If the drugs don’t work or the child has to many side effects, the ketogenic diet may be tried. If Surgery is not an option a new treatment called vagus nerve stimulation. Children and adults can take the same anti-epilepsy medication. Medication may be prescribed as tablets, sprinkles, capsules or in syrup.
The Practitioner experience of this disorder...