Does Your Child Have Epilepsy? Second Edition By J.E. Jan, R.G. Ziegler & G. Erba (Pro-Ed Publishing 1991) Provides information on the most common types of seizures, causes, principles of treatment, and a wide range of helpful suggestions from infancy to adulthood.
The Brainstorms Family : Epilepsy on Our Terms : Stories by Children With Seizures and Their Parents by Steven C. Schachter, Georgia D. Montouris, John M. Pellock; Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1996. This enlightening book presents the firsthand personal accounts of children with seizure disorders and their parents. In their own words, these children and parents vividly describe the experiences of handling the crisis of the initial seizure, adjusting to the diagnosis of epilepsy, coping with seizures, managing medications and side effects, and dealing with health care providers, teachers, schoolmates, siblings, and friends. These accounts provide realistic insights into the myriad issues encountered in living with childhood epilepsy.
A Guide to Understanding and Living With Epilepsyby Orrin, M.D. Devinsky; F.A.Davis Co., 1994. This easy-to-read guide for lay persons offers an overview of the medical and social topics relevant to epilepsy, including diagnosis and treatment, epilepsy in children and adults, legal and financial issues, and available resources. Includes a complete glossary of terms and anti epileptic drugs, plus tables and illustrations.
Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood : A Guide for Parents by John M., Md Freeman, Eileen P. G. Vining, Diana J. Pillas, Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 1997.
The Epilepsy Diet Treatment : An Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet by John M., Md Freeman, Millicent T. Kelly, Jennifer B. Freeman, John M. Freemen; Demos Vermande Publishers, 1996.
Children with Epilepsy; A Parents Guide by Helen Reisner; Woodbine House, 1988.
Epilepsy : A New Approach by Adrienne Richard, Joel Reiter, Adreienne Richard; Walker & Company, 1995.An epilepsy sufferer and a physician combine the most recent medical updates with information on self-help alternatives, and discuss diagnosis, treatment options, behavioral methodologies, and more.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman ; Published by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux; Oct. 98. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this brilliantly reported and beautifully crafted book explores the clash between a medical center in California and a Hmong refugee family over their care of a child--and the lack of understanding that led to tragedy.
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