Epilepsy is regarded as a superstitious phenomenon in various cultures of
the world. Because of these superstitious convictions, the infected families try
other methods to cure epilepsy rather than medical treatment. The study was conducted in
Rawalpindi from November 2018 to February 2019. The survey method was used to gather indepth data from 40 patients with epilepsy. Data were analyzed by using IBM SPSS Statistics
version 25. There are two segments in the society that essentially related to the treatment of the
epileptic sufferers; one is biomedicine and the other is ethno medicine. At the end of the findings,
it became clear that patients in the community sought help from both segments. Stigma about
the epileptic patients is widely prevalent in the society which may lead to seeking different
treatments of patients by their families. It depends on people choice which treatment they like.
1-Saba Sattar MPhil Scholar, Department of Anthropology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Abid Ghafoor Chaudhry Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.
Health Economics, Anthropological Economics, Stigma, Treatment