Book Reviews of Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide

Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide
Epilepsy Patient and Family Guide
Author: Orrin Devinsky M.D.
ISBN-13: 9780803604988
ISBN-10: 080360498X
Publication Date: 11/15/2001
Pages: 434
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Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Very informative book on the condition of epilepsy; tells about the different kinds, symptoms, what signs to look for, and how a family can cope with a family member who has this condition.
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This book is a very informative book to have if you yourself or someone you know suffers with epilepsy. It goes in and even describes and puts the different types of seizures in classes where you will understand their differences and their effects on the brain. One other thing about the book I particulary was interested in was learning about the different types surgeries that could be done on the brain for treatment if medicines failed. I myself had to have brain surgery and I wanted to know exactly what I could expect to happen. I had a left temporal lobectomy and I was very interested in finding out all I could. It also discusses different medicines. One more little tidbit of info. The picture on the front of the book is of a painting done by Vincent Van Gogh titled "Poplars at Saint-Remy". The significance of this painting is that Van Gogh himself suffered from seizures but he still went on and reached his potential in spite of them. We fear the unknown. One thing I can tell you is that when a person is having a seizure they are in no pain.