Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life

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Demos Medical Publishing, Oct 24, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Epilepsy is the most common neurologic disorder in children, adults, and the elderly. The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that over 2.7 million people in the U.S have epilepsy, and an additional 181,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Despite these numbers, epilepsy is often misunderstood. Individuals diagnosed with epilepsy face many difficulties and lifestyle changes. A proper understanding of epilepsy is a vital first step toward managing this disease and maintaining a normal life.

Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life is an excellent resource for individuals who are diagnosed with epilepsy. Sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, it contains practical and reliable information written in layman's terms. Filled with helpful tables and illustrations, this guide will answer commonly asked questions about epilepsy, explain how it is diagnosed and treated both with medications and other treatment options. It also discusses:

  • Diet
  • Epilepsy and pregnancy
  • Sports and epilepsy
  • Surgical treatment
  • The effects of epilepsy in different age groups
  • And much more!

Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life is essential reading for all people with epilepsy seeking a better quality of life, and for family members and caregivers needing a better understanding of this condition.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Diagnosing Epilepsy
1
CHAPTER 2 Types of Seizures
21
CHAPTER 3 Epilepsy and the Epileptic Syndromes
33
CHAPTER 4 Treatment of Epilepsy with Drugs
41
CHAPTER 5 Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy
89
CHAPTER 6 Epilepsy and Womens Issues
101
CHAPTER 7 Epilepsy in the Elderly
115
CHAPTER 8 Epilepsy and Quality of Life
123
CHAPTER 10 Driving and Seizures
139
CHAPTER 11 Stopping AEDS and Status Epilepticus
145
CHAPTER 12 Complications of Epilepsy
147
Appendix 1
153
Useful Sources of Information
155
Glossary
157
Index
159
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CHAPTER 9 Guides for Managing Common ProblemsStaying Healthy with Epilepsy
129

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