Epilepsy: Information for You and Those who Care about You

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Cleveland Clinic Press, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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This helpful guide for those afflicted with epilepsy and their loved ones is written by the Section Head of Pediatric Neurology at the renowned Cleveland Clinic.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part One
9
Chapter One
11
Chapter Two
31
Part Two
45
Chapter Three
47
Chapter Four
57
Chapter Five
67
Part Four
119
Chapter Nine
121
Afterword
131
Appendix
133
Glossary
135
Index
143
About the Author
157
Cleveland Clinic Press
158

Part Three
85
Chapter Six
87
Chapter Seven
101
Chapter Eight
109
Other Books from CCP
159
Cleveland Clinic
160
Back Cover
161
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About the author (2007)

Elaine Wyllie, MD, is an epilepsy specialist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic. She directs the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Pediatric Neurology, ranked among the top 4 programs in the country by US News and World Report. An active clinician, she attracts personal referrals from child neurologists all over the world. She has published over 250 scientific articles, and is currently preparing the fifth edition of "Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy, " recognized as the standard in the field.

She has been honored with several awards, most notably the prestigious Epilepsy Research Career Effort Award from the Milken Family Foundation and American Epilepsy Society. As a recognized thought leader in pediatric epilepsy, she has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and on the executive boards and committees of national and international scientific societies. Her current research, expanding and redefining key aspects of the selection criteria for pediatric epilepsy surgery candidates, is influencing patient care at the epilepsy centers throughout the world. Dr. Wyllie recently published her first book for the lay public, "Epilepsy: A Cleveland Clinic Guide". Now that her two sons are grown and pursuing their own scientific careers, she studies ballroom dancing with her husband, Dr. Robert Wyllie, Physician-in-Chief of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital.

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