Epilepsy

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OUP Oxford, Jan 29, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 186 pages
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Epilepsy: The Facts is written specifically for sufferers of epilepsy and their friends and families. This easy-to-understand, evidence-based guide to epilepsy explains everything about the causes and effects of the disease, clearly and simply. The book addresses all aspects of epilepsy, at all ages. It begins with basic descriptions and definitions of seizures, through the classification of seizures and epilepsy syndromes. The different forms of investigation are described in detail including drug and non-drug treatment options. Further chapters discuss the effects of epilepsy on lifestyle, education and career choice and future developments. Positive, constructive advice is presented by the authors throughout the book to help sufferers manage their condition and cope with problems as and when they arise, especially in relation to many aspects of normal life such as schooling, pregnancy, driving, and work.This new edition represents a unique approach to the group of conditions known as 'epilepsy' and is the only publication of its kind in the UK.
 

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Contents

1 What is epilepsy?
1
2 The different types of epileptic seizure and epilepsy syndromes
9
3 The causes of epilepsy
29
4 The first seizure and the diagnosis of epilepsy
49
5 Tests in epilepsy
73
6 The treatment of epilepsy
99
7 The longterm outlook
121
8 Living with epilepsy
129
9 Convulsions associated with fever
145
hope or hype?
153
Patient perspectives
159
Useful addresses
163
Index
167
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Dr. Richard Appleton is in the Department of Neurology at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, UK. Dr. Tony Marson is at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool, UK.

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