Epilepsy Explained: A Book for People Who Want to Know More

Paperback | March 17, 2009

byMarkus Reuber MD, PHD, MRCP, Christian E Elger MD, PHD, MRCP, Steven C Schachter MD

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In the last five years, approximately 2.7 million people have been treated for epilepsy and it is estimated that as much as one in one-hundred of the world's population will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. It is further estimated that 60 million people worldwide have epilepsy and inthe United States alone, between seventy to eighty thousand people are newly diagnosed each year. Despite being such a common problem, most people know little about the disorder and people with epilepsy feel stigmatized. Filled with illustrations on almost every page and boasting an attractive and stimulating layout, Epilepsy Explained offers a wealth of crystal clear information on epilepsy, intended for patients, family members, friends, and caregivers. This down-to-earth book is divided into easy-to-digestsections that address such fundamental questions as what epilepsy is, what happens in different types of epileptic seizures, how epilepsy is diagnosed, and how seizures are treated. The authors include much-needed information on numerous topics, including living successfully with seizures, patientsrights, and current drugs used to treat epilepsy--all described with directness and clarity, with many real-life examples that shed light on how the topic under discussion affects people with epilepsy. The book includes information for particular groups of readers such as women, children, andteens. It has an easy-to-follow organization, is clearly structured and has a detailed index and glossary, allowing readers to easily find specific information pertaining to their condition. Written by physicians who work daily with epilepsy, this clear and engaging book provides people with theknowledge they need to make informed choices about their illness.

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In the last five years, approximately 2.7 million people have been treated for epilepsy and it is estimated that as much as one in one-hundred of the world's population will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. It is further estimated that 60 million people worldwide have epilepsy and inthe United States alone, between seventy to e...

Markus Reuber, MD, is Senior Lecturer in Neurology at the University of Sheffield. Steven C. Schachter, MD, is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is the Editor of the Brainstorm series of books on epilepsy and Editor-in-Chief of...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 17, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195379535

ISBN - 13:9780195379532

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