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Epilepsy in Children: What Every Parent Needs to Know

by Orrin Devinsky Demos Health
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9781936303786
Format:
Pbk 320 pages
Price:
AU$35.99 NZ$37.38
Product Status: In Stock Now
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For the parent of a child with epilepsy, an easy-to-read guide to understanding and managing the disorder while helping your child achieve and maintain a high quality of life.   From a leading neurologist, experienced nurse practitioner, and registered dietitian comes the complete guide to managing your child s life with epilepsy. Epilepsy in Children offers the practical advice and information you need to manage your child s seizures safely and effectively, understand the latest treatment options, and find hope for a seizure-free future.   


 


Key Features:


 


- Get the right diagnosis for your child and the correct treatment to reduce the frequency of seizures faster  


- Learn the benefits and risks of pharmaceutical, surgical, and alternative therapies including the ketogenic diet  


- Help your child maintain a normal life at school, with friends, and in sports and other activities  


- Navigate the transitions from infancy and childhood, to puberty, to becoming a young adult
Orrin Devinsky, MD, is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, and Director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers and the Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN). He has published widely in epilepsy, with more than 250 articles and chapters and more than 20 books and monographs. He is currently on the board of the national Epilepsy Foundation. He is co-editor of epilepsy.com