Item description for Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life (American Academy of Neurology) by Ilo E. Leppik...
People diagnosed with epilepsy face many difficulties and lifestyle changes, but a proper understanding of the disease is a vital first step toward maintaining a normal life. Written in simple terms, this invaluable resource answers commonly asked questions about epilepsy and explains how it is diagnosed and treated, both with medications and other treatment options. Filled with helpful tables and illustrations, the guide offers current, reliable information on diet, surgical treatments, pregnancy, sports, and much more.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 9, 2006
Publisher Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN 1932603204 ISBN13 9781932603200
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Balanced View on Epilepsy Mar 10, 2008
A good synopsis of Epilepsy and how it can present itself in different forms, typical treatments, particularly with medication and basic side effects to take into account. This can indeed be a very complex subject and it was a refreshing approach, albeit an introduction, to some of the technicalities that the doctors do not always explain.
Up-do-date, accessible guide Feb 4, 2007
Ilo E. Leppik, MD (Director of Research at MINCEP Epilepsy Care Center) presents Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life, a resource written especially for individuals diagnosed with epilepsy and their loved ones, sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology. Chapters inform the reader in plain terms about epilepsy and its types of seizures, treatment options including drugs and surgery, issues concerning epilepsy and pregnancy, quality of life concerns, and much more - including a sound debunking of myths (for example, stopping anti-epileptic drugs during pregnancy can potentially do more harm than good since seizures pose a deadly risk to both the baby and the mother). A glossary, index, and list of sources for more information round out this up-do-date, accessible guide strongly recommended for public library collections and the personal reference of epileptics and their families.