Description: This guide to the use of complementary and alternative therapy for epilepsy is the first book of its kind.
Purpose: The purpose is to outline and discuss in a practical, user-friendly manner all that is known about the use of complementary and alternative medicine for epilepsy. The goal is to broaden the perspective of what epilepsy management is.
Audience: It is intended for all health professionals involved in the care of patients with chronic seizures. This may mean individuals who are both novice and seasoned in their careers. All authors are notable experts in the field.
Features: The book does an excellent job of addressing nearly all aspects of what is considered complementary and alternative medicine. This includes discussions of herbals, nutrition, sleep, cognition, and the environment. Chapters on stress management and sleep are particularly informative.
Assessment: This is a tremendous contribution to the field of epilepsy and should be on the shelves of members of the healthcare team involved in the management of patients with epilepsy.