Navigating Life with Epilepsy by David C. Spencer

Navigating Life with Epilepsy

byDavid C. Spencer

Paperback | September 16, 2016

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 110 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Navigating Life with Epilepsy aims to provide clear and reliable information about epilepsy, including "what" (definition), "how" (pathophysiology), "who" (epidemiology), and "why" (etiology). The volume guides the reader through current approaches to diagnosis (including a review ofdiagnostic tests) and treatment, and shares patient experiences and advice on navigating the myriad psychosocial challenges associated with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a heterogeneous disorder with many causes and a wide spectrum of severity. This text will focus on issues relevant to adolescents and adults with epilepsy; there are many guides for parents of children with epilepsy and issues specific to younger children are beyond the scope of thisbook. The focus is on translation of current medical knowledge to the lay reader. However, because epilepsy can have profound psychosocial consequences, the book aims to extend beyond the bounds of a medical handbook to include discussion of issues that are of high priority to patients, includingthose surrounding, driving, work, and relationships.

About The Author

David Spencer, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Oregon Health and Science University Epilepsy Program located in Portland, OR.
The Human Tradition in the New South
The Human Tradition in the New South

by James C. Klotter


Available for download

Not available in stores

Navigating Life with Epilepsy
Navigating Life with Epilepsy

by David C. Spencer


Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Navigating Life with EpilepsyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199358958

ISBN - 13:9780199358953

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Navigating Life with Epilepsy


Extra Content

Table of Contents

About the AAN's Neurology Now Book SeriesPreface1. Introduction [engagement and introduction of cases/patients who will appear throughout the book]2. What is epilepsy?a. General introduction and definitionsb. Seizure typesc. Epilepsy classification3. How and why do seizures occur?4. Who develops epilepsy?5. Establishing the diagnosis of epilepsya. A visit with the neurologisti. A first seizureii. An established diagnosisb. Testingi. EEGii. Brain imagingiii. Specialized testing6. Treatment of epilepsya. Non-pharmacologic approaches and first aidb. Antiepileptic Medicationsi. Choice of medicationii. Adverse effectsc. Epilepsy surgeryd. Medical devices to treat epilepsye. Complementary and alternative medicinef. Treatment in special populationsi. Adolescentsii. Womeniii. Older adults7. Living with and Managing Epilepsya. Navigating the day-to-day [driving, work, legal issues, relationships]b. Related brain conditions: cognitive problems, mood, anxiety, and morec. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)d. Making your clinic visit successful8. The future of epilepsy careGlossaryResources/Appendices/Index