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Having epilepsy the experience and control of illness by Joseph W. Schneider

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Epilepsy -- Social aspects.,
  • Epilepsy.

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Edition Notes

StatementJoseph W. Schneider and Peter Conrad.
ContributionsConrad, Peter, 1945-
LC ClassificationsRC372 .S29 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3167131M
ISBN 100877223181
LC Control Number83009153

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This is a wonderfully written and captivating book that really sheds light on what epilepsy is and how it affects a person and their loved ones. Thank you to the author for sharing her story with the world. Definitely a must read whether or not you know someone with the disease or have it yourself. Great book - highly recommend!!/5(48). This is the perfect book to introduce young children to epilepsy, whether they have been diagnosed themselves or have a friend or relative with epilepsy. Even the beautiful illustrations by Inga Shalvashvili are beautiful and capture Jamie and her experiences perfectly/5(8). Books on Epilepsy. Epilepsy in Children: What Every Parent Needs to Know () written by Orrin Devinsky, MD, Erin Conway, MS, RN, CPNP, and Courtney Schnabel Glick, MS, RD, CDN. Get the right diagnosis for your child and the correct treatment to reduce the frequency of seizures faster;. Best Sellers in Epilepsy. #1. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSG Classics) by Anne Fadiman () .

  This book is a great reference for anyone who thinks their child may be having absence seizures. Remember, they call physicians offices "practices" and "practicing medicine". It is up to us parents to glean all the information we can through sources like this, and take into consideration what the doctors tell us, to form our own opinion/5(29). The current definition of epilepsy is the tendency to have repeated seizures (at least two) as a consequence of a brain disorder, that is, unprovoked by an acute systemic or brain insult. This definition stresses that the problem is one of brain function, and that the patient has the potential for more seizures. On the most basic level, the book tells the story of the family's second youngest and favored daughter, Lia Lee, who was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy named Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and the culture conflict that obstructs her : Anne Fadiman.   This is a book for people who have epilepsy, for their families and friends; for health care professionals who deal with chronic illnesses; and for students of medical sociology and the sociology of deviance. "For anyone who would like to 'get inside' the experience of having epilepsy, this book is probably as close as one can come.".

The immediate story that "Epileptic" tells is that of the effect on the author and his family of his brother's Epilepsy the impact it has on their education, ambitions, careers; the many doctors, quacks, and fake spiritual gurus they placed their faith in over the years/5.   In epilepsy, certain areas of the brain or all areas of the brain are overactive, sending too many signals. Some people have their first seizure in childhood, and others have their first seizure in older tion can help to prevent seizures and maintain a good quality of life. Practitioners and persons with epilepsy will appreciate having a book that explains, in more detail than a typical office visit, so much about epilepsy- from the basic physiology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment and life management. Treatment decisions and options deserve, and get, /5(19). Epilepsy is a general term for the tendency to have seizures. Epilepsy is usually diagnosed only after a person has had more than one seizure.. When identifiable, the causes of epilepsy usually.