Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 3--11

Epilepsy: Indian perspective


Nandanavana Subbareddy Santhosh, Sanjib Sinha, Parthasarathy Satishchandra 
 Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Parthasarathy Satishchandra
Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
India

There are 50 million people living with epilepsy worldwide, and most of them reside in developing countries. About 10 million persons with epilepsy are there in India. Many people with active epilepsy do not receive appropriate treatment for their condition, leading to large treatment gap. The lack of knowledge of antiepileptic drugs, poverty, cultural beliefs, stigma, poor health infrastructure, and shortage of trained professionals contribute for the treatment gap. Infectious diseases play an important role in seizures and long-term burden causing both new-onset epilepsy and status epilepticus. Proper education and appropriate health care services can make tremendous change in a country like India. There have been many original researches in various aspects of epilepsy across India. Some of the geographically specific epilepsies occur only in certain regions of our country which have been highlighted by authors. Even the pre-surgical evaluation and epilepsy surgery in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy is available in many centers in our country. This article attempts to provide a complete preview of epilepsy in India.


How to cite this article:
Santhosh NS, Sinha S, Satishchandra P. Epilepsy: Indian perspective.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2014;17:3-11


How to cite this URL:
Santhosh NS, Sinha S, Satishchandra P. Epilepsy: Indian perspective. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 25 ];17:3-11
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