Reflections on a Career in Epilepsy

Published:November 11, 2015DOI:
      I would not myself claim or admit to have had a ’career in epilepsy’ because I would not have known that such a career could exist. My career, properly speaking, was that of an academic psychiatrist in child and adolescent psychiatry. But many of my patients suffered from manifest brain diseases and dysfunctions, and among that group were a number who also suffered epileptic seizures. As is so often the case, I had not planned such a career. It is true that, as my experience and publications developed, it was evident that I had things to say about people with epilepsy, especially young people. But how did it come about?
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