Living Well with Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders: An Expert Explains What You Really Need to Know (Paperback)

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Living Well with Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders: An Expert Explains What You Really Need to Know (Paperback)

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Treatment options, lifestyle strategies,and emotional support for two million Americans.

Epilepsy, once mistakenly associated with demonic possession, has for centuries been a poorly understood illness. Today, though it affects nearly one out of every one hundred Americans, little comprehensive information can be found on bookshelves regarding this common and complex neurological disease. Until now!

Using his expertise in pharmacology and neuroscience, Dr. Carl Bazil demystifies epilepsy and other seizure disorders and offers medical, practical, and emotional support to patients and their families. He explains how and why seizures occur, and thoroughly discusses treatment options, the pros and cons of surgery, experimental and alternative treatments, strategies for daily living, and much more.

Substantiated with case examples, this useful book provides a much-needed window into epilepsy so that patients can achieve the full life they deserve.

Carl W. Bazil, M.D., Ph.D., holds dual degrees in medicine and pharmacology. He is Director of Clinical Anticonvulsant Drug Trials at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the Neurological Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and has taught at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University. Dr. Bazil has published dozens of articles in medical journals and has lectured internationally on epilepsy.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060538484
ISBN-10: 0060538481
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 12th, 2004
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Living Well (Collins)

Dr. Bazil[’s]...book is a welcome addition to the growing library of health care resources on epilepsy. — Eric R. Hargis, President & CEO, Epilepsy Foundation