Epilepsy: 199 Answers : a Doctor Responds to His Patients' Questions

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Demos Vermande, 1996 - Epilepsy - 128 pages
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This book addresses the needs of everyone with the disorder, whether their epilepsy is mild or severe. It is based in the belief that accurate and comprehensible medical information can empower epilepsy patients to combat their disease. It is a helpful guide to the most common questions asked by people with epilepsy, and will help you to work with your physician and take charge of your epilepsy! You will learn more about the disorder, and will better understand your doctor's language and ask better questions. If you fill in the medical history section, keep your calendar, and carry this book when you visit your doctor, it will help you to receive better care.

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Contents

What Is Epilepsy?
1
At the Doctors Office
9
Medications
18
Alternative Therapy
25
Can I Drive?
36
Women and Epilepsy
44
Epilepsy and the Elderly
53
Should I Participate in a Drug Trial?
60
Nonepileptic Seizures
68
Appendix B Drug and Medical Information
86
National Association of Comprehensive
98
Appendix E Driving and Epilepsy
104
Appendix G International Epilepsy Resources
110
Appendix H Internet Resources
116
Bibliography
123
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