Unyime Eshiet April 15, 2019

Sociocultural attitudes continue to have a negative impact on the management of epilepsy in many African countries, including Nigeria [1]. The disorder is negatively affected by superstition, discrimination and stigma [2]. Religion as well as socio-cultural beliefs influences the nature of treatment and care received by people with epilepsy. It is believed that epilepsy results from witchcraft or possession by evil spirits and therefore treatment should be through the use of herbs from traditional doctors, fetish priests and religious leaders.

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