Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook

Paperback | July 22, 2015

byJoel M. Reiter, Donna Andrews, Charlotte Reiter

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The primary aim of Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook is to improve the lives of patients with seizures. Both epileptic seizures and nonepileptic seizures (NES) are prevalent and potentially disabling. The Workbook is designed to be used by a patient with seizures in conjunction withhis or her counselor. The Workbook contains step-by-step guidelines that enable patients to take control of their seizures and their lives. The companion Treating Nonepileptic Seizures: Therapist Guide enhances effectiveness by providing session-by-session instructions for counselors who use theWorkbook with patients with NES. The authors developed this treatment approach based on extensive clinical experience and research with epilepsy and NES. Many patients who have completed the Taking Control process experience fewer seizures, reduced symptoms, and a greater sense of well-being.

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The primary aim of Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook is to improve the lives of patients with seizures. Both epileptic seizures and nonepileptic seizures (NES) are prevalent and potentially disabling. The Workbook is designed to be used by a patient with seizures in conjunction withhis or her counselor. The Workbook contains st...

Joel M. Reiter, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Neurology Training, Emeritus, at UCSF - Santa Rosa Family Practice Residency. He conducted a private practice in Neurology for 35 years, devoting clinical and research time to investigating behavioral interventions that improve seizure control and quality of life for i...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019933501X

ISBN - 13:9780199335015

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction for Patients2. Session 1: Making the Decision to Begin the Process of Taking Control3. Session 2: Getting Support4. Session 3: Deciding about your Medication Therapy5. Session 4: Learning to Observe your Triggers6. Session 5: Channeling Negative Emotions into Productive Outlets7. Session 6: Relaxation Training8. Session 7: Identifying your Pre-seizure Aura9. Session 8: Dealing with External Life Stresses10. Session 9: Dealing with Internal Issues and Conflicts11. Session 10: Enhancing Personal Wellness12. Session 11: Other Seizure Symptoms13. Final reading: Taking Control: An On-Going ProcessAppendix I Biofeedback: Experiencing the Sensation of the Brain Changing ItselfAppendix II YOGA by Rosa MichaelisAppendix III MeditationAbout the Authors