Navigating Life with Epilepsy.

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Author / Creator:Spencer, David C.
Imprint:[Place of publication not identified] : Oxford University Press USA : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Summary:Navigating Life with Epilepsy aims to provide clear and reliable information about epilepsy, including ""what"" (definition), ""how"" (pathophysiology), ""who"" (epidemiology), and ""why"" (etiology). The volume guides the reader through current approaches to diagnosis (including a review of diagnostic tests) and treatment, and shares patient experiences and advice on navigating the myriad psychosocial challenges associated with epilepsy.

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505 0 |a Cover; Navigating Life withEpilepsy; Copyright; Contents; About the AAN's Neurology Now™ Books Series; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Historical Roots and Stigma; Introduction to Seizures and Epilepsy; 2. What Are Seizures and What Is Epilepsy?; General Introduction and Definitions; Seizure Types; Epilepsy Syndromes; Status Epilepticus; 3. Living with and Managing Epilepsy; Safety and Seizure First Aid; Navigating the Day-​to-​Day with Epilepsy; Related Brain Conditions: Cognitive Problems and Psychological Issues; Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) 
505 8 |a Making Clinic Visits Successful 4. How and Why Do Seizures Occur?; Basic Science of Epilepsy; Balance of Excitation and Inhibition; Epilepsy at the Level of the Brain Cell; Epilepsy at the Network Level; 5. Who Develops Epilepsy?; Genetic Causes of Epilepsy; Acquired Causes of Epilepsy; 6. Establishing the Diagnosis of Epilepsy; Differential Diagnosis of Epilepsy; 7. Testing for Epilepsy; Laboratory Testing; Electroencephalography; Brain Imaging; Specialized Testing; 8. Treatment of Epilepsy; Overview of Epilepsy Treatment; The Decision to Start Treatment 
505 8 |a Nonpharmacological Approaches to Reducing SeizureRiskStopping AEDs; 9. Antiepileptic Drug Therapy; AED Mechanisms; Basic Principles of AED Therapy; AED Selection in Focal Epilepsy; AED Selection in Generalized Epilepsy; An Approach to AED Selection; 10. Side Effects; Acute (Usually Dose-Related and Reversible) SideEffectsofAEDs; Idiosyncratic Side Effects; Chronic Side Effects; Medication Interactions; Monitoring; 11. Beyond AEDs: Surgical Therapy; Epilepsy Surgery; Epilepsy Surgery Frequently Asked Questions; 12. Beyond AEDs: Other Therapeutic Options 
505 8 |a Neurostimulation: Medical Devices to Treat EpilepsyComplementary and Alternative Medicine in Epilepsy; Dietary Therapy; 13. Treatment in Special Populations and Situations; Women with Epilepsy; Older People with Epilepsy; Teens with Epilepsy; Treatment in Special Situations: Status Epilepticus; Glossary; Appendix 1: Other Reading and Resources; Appendix 2: Information about Specific Antiepileptic Drugs; About the American Academy of Neurology andAmerican Brain Foundation; Index 
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