Your Child and Epilepsy

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Your Child and Epilepsy



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"Robert J. Gumnit provides information to help parents understand their childrens' epilepsy, suggestions on how to evaluate health care, to find better care if necessary, and advice on how to help children with epilepsy to develop self-confidence and self-motivation."

Product Details

  • Publication Date August 01, 1995
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780939957767

Editorial Review(s)

"..consolidates into a single text the resources available for a child with epilepsy." -- Disability Studies Quarterly

"An excellent, comprehensive overview of pediatric epilepsy is provided in this book; it also outlines methods that enable a family to face the medical and social challenges of this disorder."-- Annals of Pharmacotherapy

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Table of Contents

"Your Child Can Live Well with Epilepsy
Your Child and Epilepsy
Understanding Epilepsy
The Causes and Diagnosis of Epilepsy
The Holistic Approach to Epilepsy Treatment
Finding Your Way to High Quality Care
Being an Effective Member of Your Child's Health Care Team
Importance of Early and Accurate Diagnosis
Antiepileptic Medicines: The First Choice to Control Epilepsy
Surgical Options for Children with Epilepsy
First Aid for Seizures
Seizures in Newborns
Seizures in Infants
Seizures in Childhood
Treating Seizures in Adolescence
Living Well with Epilepsy: The Preschool Years
The Elementary School Years
The Young Adult
Are Seizures Really the Problem
Sexuality, Sex, and Birth Control
Sleep, Nutrition, and the Ketogenic Diet
Driving and Epilepsy
Instruction for Babysitters
Residential Facilities
It Time to Change Physicians?
Career Choices for People with Epilepsy
Protecting Your Child's Legal Rights
Obtaining Health Insurance
Where to Turn When You Need Help
Keeping Hope Alive Through Research
Appendix One
First Aid for Epilepsy
Appendix Two
Driving and Epilepsy
Appendix Three
Other Useful Books"