March 1, 2012

Is Twitter reinforcing negative perceptions of epilepsy?


. . .Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, in an accompanying editorial wrote, "It is now time for the epilepsy community to rise up, have our own Twitter revolution, and alter the way the condition is perceived. There is too much suffering and too great a burden for this to go unchecked...By taking charge, we can potentially change the equation and allow the silent voices of individuals with epilepsy to rise up, revolt, and finally correct the misperceptions and eliminate the stigma associated with the condition once and for all."

Medical Xpress, 02/29/2012

Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Joseph Sirven, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Neurology, Professor of Neurology, Social Media, twitter

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