Psychosocial impact of epilepsy is worse in people who think their condition is genetic

Takeaway

  • People who attribute their epilepsy to a genetic cause are more likely to report a high psychosocial impact of epilepsy.

Why this matters

    The impact of epilepsy is complex. As clinical use of genetic testing continues to grow, investigations into the relationships between genetic causal attribution and psychosocial impacts of epilepsy are increasingly important.