Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guideby John M. Freeman, Eileen P. G. Vining, Diana J. Pillas
A team at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Epilepsy Center offers a broad reference for parents, teachers, researchers, and health care practitioners. A main goal is to convince parents to shift their focus from the seizure to the whole child and the bigger picture, and to dispel the mythology that epilepsy leads inevitably to future handicap or retardation. Earlier editions… See more details below
A team at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Epilepsy Center offers a broad reference for parents, teachers, researchers, and health care practitioners. A main goal is to convince parents to shift their focus from the seizure to the whole child and the bigger picture, and to dispel the mythology that epilepsy leads inevitably to future handicap or retardation. Earlier editions were published in 1990 and 1997. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description: This is an excellent reference for the public, both parents of children with epilepsy and for patients with epilepsy. It addresses not only diagnosis and treatment but also deals in detail with coping and living with epilepsy.
Purpose: The book is an approach to seizures and epilepsy written for the public, but it also is helpful for medical students, nurses, and general practitioners. The book is needed, given the many implications of this condition in a person's life, and given the fact that these questions are sometimes incompletely addressed during a regular doctor visit. The book meets the author's objectives.
Audience: It is written for the general public, medical students, nurses, general practitioners.
Features: The book covers seizures, epilepsy, treating epilepsy, and living with it. I found particularly useful the differentiation between being epileptic and having a seizure, also the information about the current diagnostic methods used (CT, EEG, MRI, blood tests). A unique feature of this book is the detailed approach of living with epilepsy.
Assessment: This a thorough look at epilepsy aimed at the general public. It educates parents on the diverse field of childhood epilepsy.
Combines a detailed description of the medical nature and treatment of epilepsy in children with an extensive discussion of the psychological aspects as well... Optimistic in tone and broad in scope, this is a book for the parent who has a lot of detailed questions.
The book is rich in substance and detail. There is a warm, compassionate tone. At the same time, there are no-nonsense facts and figures. The authors achieve two important objectives: providing up-to-date information and conveying a sense of optimism and hope.
Jay Siwek, M.D.
A helpful book... Discusses most concerns that parents of children with epilepsy have.
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This remarkable book has been empowering parents with vital information for more than ten years, and the new edition promises to do the same. It is committed to making parents active partners in their children's care and will be a vital resource for families everywhere.
I have been involved with the epilepsy cause for twenty-three years and I can only say that I have wanted a book like this for a long time. To my knowledge, this is the first book combining complete scientific accuracy with a caregiver's compassion and understanding.
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