Epilepsy 199 Answers

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Epilepsy 199 Answers

A Doctor Responds To His Patients Questions

Author:

Andrew Wilner
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Description

"Andrew N. Wilner is a recipient of the Click 2008 AAN Journalism Fellowship Award!

The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that 2.7 million Americans have epilepsy, and that an additional 181,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Being diagnosed with any chronic disease can cause confusion and anxiety to the uninformed patient. Written by an expert in the field, Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, continues to provide accurate, up-to-date and comprehensible medical information for epilepsy patients and family members. Easy-to-read, informative, and time-tested, this question and answer book covers everything from brain surgery to the Atkins diet readers will also enjoy a first-rate resource section, and a health record tracker so patients can accurately chart their progress and receive optimal care."

Product Details

  • Publication Date January 16, 2008
  • Page Count 250
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603354

Editorial Review(s)

"Dr. Wilner has the experience and sympathetic approach necessary to calm fears and commence the process of adaptation to the alteration in the lifestyle mandated by a diagnosis of epilepsy. However, his is not a book only for patients and their relatives. It is one that should be read by all physicians, for not all physicians have given these problems as much thought as the book."--Journal of the American Medical Association

"...a very clear and concise reference book dealing with the many questions a person with epilepsy or a person who has an interest or a connection with epilepsy might want to ask an essential up-to-date handbook on the subject of epilepsy."--Epilepsia

"...a helpful guide to the most common questions asked by patients with epilepsy. It will definitely help patients better understand the nature of their disease, the therapeutic options, prognosis, and benefits of medical progress highly recommend for medical and public libraries, bookstores, physicians, and patients with seizure disorders."-- Doody Review Services

"This volume organized into a question-and-answer format, is especially patient-friendly and patient-respectful, in that the questions are exactly phrased in an accessible patient-oriented vernacular...The liveliness and sense of patient involvement by the author are unique to this book and distinguishes it from other volumes. However, the question-and-answer format is what makes it really special." --Cynthia L. Harden, MD, Epilepsy and Behavior

About The Author(s)

Dr. Andrew Wilner MD, FACP, FAAN

Andrew Nathan Wilner, MD, FAAN, FACP, is a board certified internist and neurologist. He has a lifelong interest in writing fiction and nonfiction. He received the American Academy of Neurology's Creative Expression of Human Values Award (2001), the American Academy of Neurology's Journalism Fellowship for Excellence in Medical/Health Reporting (2008), and is the author of two books on epilepsy; Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, and Epilepsy in Clinical Practice. His latest book is Bullets and Brains, a collection of essays on the intersection between neurology and society. Dr. Wilner is medical director of Lingkod Timog, a medical mission group that travels annually to the Philippines.

Table of Contents

Discussion of new antiepileptic drugs
The impact of the ketogenic and Atkins diets
Overview of new FDA indication for the vagus nerve stimulator (VNS)
Epilepsy and alternative therapies.