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(p. 299) Taking Control: An Ongoing Process 

(p. 299) Taking Control: An Ongoing Process
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(p. 299) Taking Control: An Ongoing Process
Author(s):

Joel M. Reiter

, Donna Andrews

, Charlotte Reiter

, and W. Curt LaFrance Jr.

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199335015.003.0013
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date: 21 October 2020

This chapter emphasizes that taking control is an ongoing process. Self-understanding and self-acceptance will allow participants to take responsibility for their seizures and to take control of their lives. Participants are cautioned to avoid over-responsibility, pictured as “drowning in responsibility”, or playing the role of victim, pictured as “stuck in the muck.” They are empowered to seek balance, continue to set wellness goals, deal with stresses, and control their seizures, pictured as “striking a balance between self-acceptance and self-responsibility”. Most important, the chapter reinforces the theme that participants now have the tools they need to achieve optimal seizure control and to live their lives to the fullest.

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