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Epilepsy is the most common neurologic disorder in children, adults, and the elderly, affecting over 2.7 million people in the United States. Every year almost 200, 000 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy and will face drastic lifestyle changes but a proper understanding of epilepsy is the first step toward managing this disease and living life to the fullest. Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide, 3rd Edition offers a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of epilepsy for the patient. Written by a leading expert in the field, this extensively updated third edition incorporates many comments and suggestions from real patients and their families. This guide will answer commonly asked questions about epilepsy, dispel uncertainties and fears, and encourage those diagnosed with epilepsy to become strong advocates in their medical care. Ideal for patients or parents of children with epilepsy, this book discusses: The nature and diversity of seizures The factors that can cause or prevent seizures The most current information about all antiepileptic drugs Medical, surgical, and alternative therapies for seizures Legal, financial, and employment issues Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide, 3rd Edition is an authoritative, go-to resource for all aspects of life with epilepsy.A seizure calendar can help identify the type or frequency of seizures over time, the effect of different medications on seizure control, adverse effects of medications, and seizure-provoking factors. ... A missed dose is more common when an AED is taken three or four times per day rather than once or twice daily. ... Those who order large quantities of AEDS by mail should have a spare 2- to 4- week supply.

Author:Orrin Devinsky, MD
Publisher:Demos Medical Publishing - 2007-12-21


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