Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy
Demos Medical Publishing, Jun 19, 2012 - Medical - 225 pages
"Written by three distinguished epileptologists with a long-standing interest in alternative therapies, this book provides an evidence-based consideration of the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in epilepsy care. Organized by problem, the authors review alternative approaches to epilepsy- related conditions to help physicians, healthcare professionals, CAM providers, and patients understand the options and safely integrate treatments that work into their regimens.
The book begins with an overview of the therapies themselves, including herbal remedies, nutrition, alternative pharmacological therapies, physical treatments, and neurobehavioral approaches, and also discusses medication-related considerations and caveats. The next group of chapters covers CAM and preventive approaches to mitigating the effects of epilepsy and epilepsy therapies, such as drug toxicity and side effects of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), seizures, enhancing cognitive function, issues for women (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and managing anxiety and depression. The final part of the book focuses on quality of life and lifestyle modifications to reduce seizure risk, including techniques for stress reduction, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and recreational drugs, and environmental factors.
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Alternative Therapies in Epilepsy An Overview
Alternative Pharmacologic Therapies for Epilepsy
Countering the Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs Seizures and Brain Injury
Managing Anxiety and Depression
Epilepsy and Stress
Stress Management in Epilepsy
Sleep and Seizures
OvertheCounter Drugs Alcohol and Recreational Drugs
Environmental Factors and Epilepsy
Epilepsy Injury and Prevention