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Seizures and epilepsy in childhood : a guide for parents
Freeman, John Mark.
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Publication Information:
Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, [1990]

Physical Description:
xxi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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RJ496.E6 F7 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Written by specialists from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Guide provides parents with the latest information about diagnosis, treatment, and the possible side effects of treatments, as well as practical advice about medication, decision-making, and risk- taking, which are all part of being the parent of a child with epilepsy. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Booklist Review

"No one is an epileptic," declare these three experts in neurology and epilepsy from the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Epilepsy Center. Their point is that while a child, or any individual, may suffer from seizures, such medical problems must not define or constrain the person's entire life. Beginning with this positive outlook, the authors move on to define how the brain works and how seizures occur. In-depth discussions of medical evaluations include descriptions of tests such as the EEG, CT scan, and MRI. Treatments are also defined in detail, including medication, surgery, and other therapies. The authors cover the social implications of this often-misunderstood ailment as thoroughly as they do the medical aspects. Here is a welcome, readable source of information and solace for parents, teachers, medical professionals, and others interested in seizure conditions. Glossary; index. ~--Denise Perry Donavin

Library Journal Review

Written by associates of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions who are also board members of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, this professional guide seeks to dispel fears and myths concerning epilepsy, as well as to help parents better understand the nature of seizures, the diagnosis, and ongoing therapy. The book builds on a tradition of comprehensive care for children with epilepsy and their families begun at Hopkins in the 1930s. Recommended for health sciences collections and public libraries with a demand for this kind of material.-- James Swanton, Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.