Epilepsy

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The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All - volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to ...

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Overview

The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All - volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Epilepsy

1 Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder: An Overview Maureen Haggerty Teresa G. Odle 15

2 The Causes of Epilepsy: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 31

3 Myths and Facts About Epilepsy Orrin Devinsky 40

4 Teens Should Be Involved in Managing Their Epilepsy Patricia Osborne Shafer Colleen Dilorio 48

Chapter 2 Issues and Controversies Concerning Epilepsy

1 Drugs May Be Able to Prevent Trauma-Related Epilepsy Lauran Neergaard 58

2 Antiepileptic Drugs Can Have Negative Consequences Jillene Magill-Lewis 63

3 Generic Drugs May Be Dangerous for People with Epilepsy Donna Wright 69

4 Surgery Can Benefit People with Epilepsy Anita Manning 74

5 Surgery Does Not Improve Cognitive Function in People with Epilepsy Michele G. Sullivan 79

6 Brain Stimulation Can Benefit People with Epilepsy Ken Carlson 83

7 Dietary Changes Can Benefit People with Epilepsy Christen Brownlee 90

8 Seizure Response Dogs Benefit People with Epilepsy Jan Carter Hollingsworth 95

9 Fear of Discrimination Keeps Many People with Epilepsy Out of the Workplace 103

10 Laws Protect People with Epilepsy from Workplace Discrimination: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 108

Chapter 3 Living with Epilepsy

1 Unraveling the Secret of the Spells Christine Contillo 127

2 What I Hate the Most Is Losing My Memory John Flynn 132

3 Losing Our Daughter to Epilepsy Jeff Wilson 136

4 The Life of an Epileptic Autistic Savant Richard Johnson 140

Glossary 150

Chronology 153

Organizations to Contact 156

For Further Reading 161

Index 163

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