Living Well with Epilepsy

Living Well with Epilepsy

by Robert J. Gumnit MD


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Living Well with Epilepsy by Robert J. Gumnit MD

Here is a wealth of practical information geared to helping everyone involved with the management of epilepsy cope with the disorder more effectively and successfully. In clear, understandable language, Living Well with Epilepsy covers all aspects of diagnosis and management, with an emphasis on active participation in this process.

The book is designed to help both health care professionals and patients to understand all aspects of diagnosis, and of pharmacologic and surgical management to enable patients to participate more knowledgeably in interactions with their health care team and to help steer them toward a more normal, fulfilling life. This important book is an invaluable addition to the library of every physician and health care professional whose practice involves the care of patients with epilepsy.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888799118
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Robert Gumnit, MD is President of MINCEP Epilepsy Care in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

"Living Successfully with Epilepsy
Tony's Story
Kristen's Story
Hannah's Story
Understanding Epilepsy
Myths About Epilepsy
The Holistic Approach to Epilepsy Treatment
Finding Your Way to High Quality Care
How to Be an Effective Member of Your Health Care Team
A Correct Diagnosis Is Essential
Beginning Treatment: The Role of Antiepileptic Medicines
First Aid for Seizures
Treatment: The Important Things That You Can Do
Too Many Seizures and Too Many Side Effects - The Role of Specialized Epilepsy Centers
Nonepileptic Events
Surgical Options
Is It Time to Change Doctors?
Helping Someone Live Well with Epilepsy
Are Seizures Really the Problem?
The Successful Young Adult with Epilepsy
Sex, and Birth Control
Pregnancy, Menstruation, and Menopause
Epilepsy in the Later Years of Life
Epilepsy and Work
Driving and Epilepsy
Epilepsy and Traveling
Spirituality, Religion, Imaging, and Meditation
Health Insurance and Health Care Reform: What It Is and What It Is Not
Protecting Your Legal Rights
Where to Turn When You Need Help
Hope Alive Through Research
Joining Together to Help Each Other"

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