Epilepsy in Our Lives: Women Living with Epilepsy

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OUP USA, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 132 pages
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Epilepsy in our Lives presents accounts of seizures by women with epilepsy, and their experiences living with the problem and how this disorder has changed their lives. They discuss the impact of epilepsy on their roles as mothers, wives and individuals, and express their concerns about how epilepsy will affect pregnancy outcome, the health of their babies, and parenting. They share candidly how epilepsy impacts family planning, fertility and sexuality. ABOUT THE SERIES: With the Brainstorms series, one of the world's leading authorities on epilepsy, Dr Steven C. Schachter, has gathered together the personal testimonies of patients, family members, and caregivers to create a poignant and gripping series of books on this misunderstood and often devastating disorder.

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Steven Schachter is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Kaarkuzhali Babu Krishnamurthy is a Doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Deborah Combs-Cantrell is a Doctor at North Texas Neuroscience Center, Irving, Texas.