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The work of the Assessment Unit in the Epilepsy Centre, Quarriers Homes, Scotland is described. One hundred and thirty patients with severe epilepsy were admitted over a three year period for investigation of seizures and rationalisation of therapy. The degree of psychomotor impairment due to epilepsy itself, or to anti-epileptic drugs was estimated. Cognitive functioning and levels of ability with interpersonal relationships were measured and plans were drawn up for rehabilitation. A plea is made for NHS funding to support the provision of this service for people with epilepsy.

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Journal article


Scott Med J

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104 - 107


Anticonvulsants, Epilepsy, Humans, Patient Admission, Referral and Consultation, Rehabilitation Centers, Residential Facilities, Scotland, Severity of Illness Index