Children with Seizures

Children with Seizures

by Martin L. Kutscher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843108232

ISBN-13: 9781843108238

Pub. Date: 03/15/2006

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd

This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength.

Part 1 discusses types and causes of seizures, and what to do during a seizure. The medical concepts and technical terminology as well as the available tests and treatments, including

Overview

This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength.

Part 1 discusses types and causes of seizures, and what to do during a seizure. The medical concepts and technical terminology as well as the available tests and treatments, including anticonvulsant medication, are clearly explained. The author also addresses some of the emotional and social issues that may arise, and there are chapters for kids and teens to read themselves or with their parents. Part 2 covers some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. Further reading and useful contacts are also provided.

This reassuring, informal, and upbeat book will reinforce and help clarify the discussion with the child's treating medical professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843108238
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
03/15/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: Overview of Seizures and Their Care. Overview of Seizures. What to Observe During a Seizure. What to Do During a Seizure. Accident Precautions. Medical Evaluation of Seizures. General Principles of Anticonvulsant Treatment. On (and For) Teens with Epilepsy. For Kids to Read: What Are Seizures, Anyway? Part 2: Individual Epilepsy Syndromes. Introduction to the Epilepsies. Benign Rolandic Epilepsy (BRE). Febrile Seizures. Classic Absence Epilepsy ("Petit mal"). Juvenile Myoclonic Epilelpsy (JME). Tonic Clonic Epilepsy ("Grand mal"). Partial Complex Epilepsy. Infantile Spasms. Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. References. Further reading. Subject index. Author index.

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