Brainstorms Family: Epilepsy in Our Words

Brainstorms Family: Epilepsy in Our Words

by Steven C. Schachter
     
 

This fascinating book presents accounts of seizures and epilepsy written by adult patients in their own words. These personal, heartfelt passages realistically detail the feelings experienced before, during, and after a wide variety of seizures, and offer valuable insights to lay persons and professionals alike.

Dr. Schachter first provides an overview of epilepsy

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Overview

This fascinating book presents accounts of seizures and epilepsy written by adult patients in their own words. These personal, heartfelt passages realistically detail the feelings experienced before, during, and after a wide variety of seizures, and offer valuable insights to lay persons and professionals alike.

Dr. Schachter first provides an overview of epilepsy and different seizure types from a medical perspective, and then presents a diverse collection of seizure descriptions written by patients. The book concludes with statements by some of these patients about what life with epilepsy is like, including the fear of having a seizure, the social and occupational problems encountered, and the psychological impact of the stigma still prevalent in our culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881679977
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview of Epilepsy and Seizures1
Seizure Descriptions7
Living with Epilepsy85
Index by Seizure Description99

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