Epilepsy

Deirdre A. Caplin, Joan K. Austin, David Dunn

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Abstract

Adolescence is recognized as a developmental transition toward successful creation of an adult identity and a sense of ownership and comfort with personal beliefs and values. Adolescent emotional and cognitive resources are stretched by attempts at developing a sense of self, gaining autonomy from parents, and refining self-control. Teens with epilepsy and other chronic conditions have the additional burden of finding a way to integrate their health condition and its management into their daily lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBehavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence
Subtitle of host publicationA Guide to Integrative Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages143-154
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780387876863
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Caplin, D. A., Austin, J. K., & Dunn, D. (2009). Epilepsy. In Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence: A Guide to Integrative Care (pp. 143-154). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-87687-0_12