Research Protocol
Volume 9 Issue 1 - 2020
The Particularities of Motherhood for Women Suffering from Epilepsy
Kopystseva TI1*, Lipatova LV2 and Titova VV1
1St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Russia
2FSBI “National Medical Research Centre of Psychiatry and Neurology Named After V.M. Bekhterev” of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Russia
*Corresponding Author: Kopystseva TI, St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Russia.
Received: November 18, 2019; Published: December 04, 2019




Abstract

Epilepsy is an illness with expressed socio-psychological consequences. The number of pregnancies is growing with each year. This may be explained by a variety of factors, including the efficacy of applied medications. Women with epilepsy (WWE) face a number of difficulties, in particular, the presence of family, personal and maternal problems. Epilepsy affects the further relationship between the mother and the child. However, psychological aspects of motherhood WWE - insufficiently studied topic, despite the large number of available data in the literature on the study of personality characteristics of patients with epilepsy. 24 WWE are between the ages of 25-35, and have one or more children aged 0 - 10 years, were studied using a battery of psychological tests: “Parental Attitude Research Instrument (PARI)” by E.S. Shefer, R.K. Bell (1958), projective technique “Unfinished Suggestions” by Joseph M. Sachs (1950) and other. As a result of using the Manna-Whitney’s U-Criteria criterion was obtained: style of upbringing has a directive character and that women are fixated on their own children. The patients feel tired from the role of mother, however they strive to devote much time to inner familial interaction, as well as to control and suppress everything that is happening with the child; according to the used methods the level of empathy is reduced; according to the results of projective techniques, the mothers can be characterized as irritable, emotional, anxious, over-protective, self-indulgent, emotionally distant, hypochondriacs, dependent, religious. Therefore, the nature of upbringing among such patients has an authoritarian and directive style. Such mothers have a low sense of empathy. Mothers with this diagnosis can be described as irritable, emotional, anxious, over-protective, self-indulgent, emotionally distant, hypochondriacs, uncritical, dependent, religious, and vain.

Keywords: Women with Epilepsy (WWE); Parental Attitude Research Instrument (PARI)
Citation: Kopystseva TI., et al. “The Particularities of Motherhood for Women Suffering from Epilepsy”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.1 (2020): 01-03.

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