Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide / Edition 2by Orrin Devinsky
Pub. Date: 12/31/2001
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
"This book is comprehensive and up-to-date, and it can be recommended confidently to patients and families." -- May 2004 issue of Psychiatric Times"Ideal for the patient and family member who wishes to go beyond what is routinely available in patient education brochures. It is difficult to find any other publication that is so inclusive in regard to the variety of issues facing patients and family members with epilepsy." -- Medical Science Books.com"People with seizure disorders (and their families) need a source of information that is readable, reliable, and credible. This book is such a source of information -- and it does an excellent job in fulfilling this role." -- Le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques, Volume 29, No. 4, November 2002
Vincent Van Gogh is an inspiration for all of us. His artwork -- like the beautiful sunflowers on the cover -- is a constant reminder of how he fulfilled his potential despite living with epilepsy. So can you.
Epilepsy expert, Dr. Orrin Devinsky, provides an easy-to-read guide to understanding the disease so that patients can achieve — and maintain — a higher quality of life.
This book will educate recently-diagnosed patients, as well as those who have been living with epilepsy for years.
Arm your patients with reliable and factual knowledge about epilepsy, dispel uncertainties and fears, build independence, and help patients become their own advocates.Ideal for adults with epilepsy or for parents of children with the disorder, the reader will learn about:
- The nature and diversity of seizures.
- The factors that can cause seizures or help to prevent them.
- The risks and benefits of selected anticonvulsants.
- Medical and surgical therapies for seizures.
- Various ways diet affects seizures.
Table of Contents
I: Medical Aspects of Epilepsy
1. Facts About Epilepsy
2. The Brain and Epilepsy
4. Epileptic Syndromes
5. An Overview of Epilepsy
6. Seizure-Provoking Factors
II: Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy
7. The Health Care Team
8. Making the Diagnosis of Epilepsy
9. First Aid for Seizures
10. Principles of Drug Therapy
11. Drugs Used Against Epilepsy
12. Surgical Therapy
13. Other Therapies
III: Epilepsy in Children
14. Epilepsy in Infancy
15. Epilepsy in Childhood
16. Epilepsy in Adolescence
17. Outgrowing Epilepsy
18. Intellectual and Behavioral Development
19. Telling Children and Others About Epilepsy
20. Living an Active Life
21. Education of Children with Epilepsy
22. Mental Handicap and Cerebral Palsy
23. After the Parents Are Gone
IV: Epilepsy in Adults
24. Living with Epilepsy
25. Pregnancy and Menopause
26. Parenting by People with Epilepsy
27. Employment for People with Epilepsy
28. Mental Health of Adults with Epilepsy
29. Epilepsy in the Elderly
V: Legal and Financial Issues in Epilepsy
30. Legal Rights of People with Epilepsy
31. Insurance and Government Assistance
VI: Resources for People with Epilepsy
32. The Epilepsy Foundation
33. Other Resources
34. Toward a Cure for Epilepsy
Appendices: Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Drugs Used Against Epilepsy
Resources for People with Epilepsy
References and Suggested Readings
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