Epilepsy in Our Words: Personal Accounts of Living with Seizures

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Steven C. Schachter
Oxford University Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 90 pages
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Nearly three million people in the United States live with epilepsy every day and another 180,000 Americans develop epilepsy every year. Around the world, more than 60 million people have epilepsy. Epilepsy impacts everyone in different ways, as well as their families, friends and professional caregivers. 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 professional caregivers to create a poignant and gripping series of books on this misunderstood and often devastating disorder. This volume, Epilepsy in Our Words, features 68 personal accounts of seizure activity from people with epilepsy that illustrates the wide range of experiences associated with seizures and living with epilepsy. Many have had epilepsy for yers, and their passages are heartfelt and realistic. An introductory section explains epilepsy and different seizure types from a medical perspective. An index helps readers focus on particular symptoms and other specific aspects of seizures, such as seizure warnings and triggers.
 

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Contents

Overview of Epilepsy and Seizures
1
Seizure Descriptions
5
Living with Epilepsy
75

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About the author (2008)

Steven Schachter is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

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