Occupational Therapy Intervention on Sexual Dysfunction among Epilepsy Patients: A Pilot Study

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Usha Kasar
Amitabh K Dwivedi


Around 50 million people worldwide are estimated to have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally [1]. It is characterised by a lasting predisposition to generate spontaneous epileptic seizures and has numerous neurobiological, cognitive, and psychosocial consequences [2]. Sexual dysfunction is more common among epilepsy patients as compared to the general population and is an important yet under-diagnosed co-morbidity. Sexual dysfunction is difficult to diagnose because of the taboo attached to it. The epilepsy patients are often not forthcoming with these complaints and at times think them to be unrelated to epilepsy 

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