The social support function in epilepsy self-help groups

David Droge, Paul Arntson, Robert Norton

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The nature of self-help groups is discussed and considered with special reference to those composed of epileptics. Results of a preliminary survey of epilepsy self-help group members are presented, and effects relating to stigmatization, reasons for participation, asserted curative factors, and formal-only versus informal participation in the self-help group process are examined. Societal reaction to people with epilepsy is viewed as a major contributor to problems associated with this disability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-163
Number of pages25
JournalSmall Group Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


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