Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Nov 25, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 432 pages
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The award-winning Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood is the standard resource for parents in need of comprehensive medical information about their child with epilepsy. Now in its third edition, this highly praised book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in childhood, including the use of the ketogenic diet as a treatment for children who either do not respond to traditional drug therapy or who suffer intolerable side effects from medications.

In addition to providing up-to-date information about new diagnostic techniques as well as new drugs, diet, and surgical treatments, the authors have included a chapter addressing routine health care for children with epilepsy and a new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies. Also new to this edition are discussions of the progress made in the evaluation for surgery, a chapter on insurance issues, and a section detailing additional resources.

"No child's life should be defined by seizures. If we understand how the brain works, what happens during seizures, and how to cope with epilepsy, we can overcome the mythology of epilepsy and fight society's prejudices, allowing every child with epilepsy to reach his or her full potential."—From Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood

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Written by associates of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions who are also board members of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, this professional guide seeks to dispel fears and myths concerning ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

John M. Freeman, M.D., is Lederer Professor of Pediatric Epilepsy and director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Eileen P. G. Vining, M.D., is associate professor of neurology and pediatrics and associate director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Center. Diana J. Pillas is coordinator-counselor at the Pediatric Epilepsy Center and former president of the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region.

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