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Epilepsy in Our World available in Paperback
This collection of frank, first-person narratives by people with epilepsy from 21 countries offers unique perspectives on the personal and social aspects of seizure disorders. Reflecting a diverse array of cultures, the narratives reveal many common concerns and show the distinct ways that people around the world affected by epilepsy react to the diagnosis and cope with their families, friends, and communities. The book includes chapters on the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy and a physician's firsthand experience in East Africa.
Table of Contents
Contributing Authors xv
Story Contributors xvi
Epilepsy in Our World: An Ethnographic View 1
The Global Campaign Against Epilepsy: Epilepsy Out of the Shadows 20
Forty Years of Experience with Epilepsy in Africa 33
Overview of Epilepsy and Seizures 48
Personal Stories 51