Epilepsy: A Patient and Family Guide: Third Edition

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Demos Medical Publishing, Dec 21, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 162 pages
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Epilepsy is the most common neurologic disorder in children, adults, and the elderly, affecting over 2.7 million people in the United States. Every year almost 200,000 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy and will face drastic lifestyle changes but a proper understanding of epilepsy is the first step toward managing this disease and living life to the fullest.

Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide, 3rd Edition offers a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of epilepsy for the patient. Written by a leading expert in the field, this extensively updated third edition incorporates many comments and suggestions from real patients and their families. This guide will answer commonly asked questions about epilepsy, dispel uncertainties and fears, and encourage those diagnosed with epilepsy to become strong advocates in their medical care.

Ideal for patients or parents of children with epilepsy, this book discusses:

  • The nature and diversity of seizures
  • The factors that can cause or prevent seizures
  • The most current information about all antiepileptic drugs
  • Medical, surgical, and alternative therapies for seizures
  • Legal, financial, and employment issues

Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide, 3rd Edition is an authoritative, go-to resource for all aspects of life with epilepsy.
 

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Contents

II Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy
55
III Epilepsy in Children
175
IV Epilepsy in Adults
251
V Legal and Financial Issues in Epilepsy
297
VI Resources for People with Epilepsy
309
Appendices
335
Glossary
369
Index
381
Backcover
395
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About the author (2007)

Orrin Devinsky, MD

, is a professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, and director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers and the Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN). He has published widely in epilepsy, with more than 250 articles and chapters and more than 20 books and monographs. He is currently on the board of the National Epilepsy Foundation. He is coeditor of epilepsy.com, and the journals

Epilepsy and Behavior

and

Reviews in Neurological Diseases

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