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Epilepsy 199 Answers

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Epilepsy 199 Answers

SKU# 9781932603354

A Doctor Responds To His Patients Questions

Author: Andrew N. Wilner MD, FACP, FAAN


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"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
  • EISBN 9781934559963

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.

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