Series: Johns Hopkins Health Book.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2nd edition (January 15, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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I'll never forget how terrified I was when my son had his first seizure. I was sure he was going to die, and even his coming out of it just fine and his doctor's positive prognosis did not take away that sense of dread. This book did. Remarkably reader-friendly for a medical book, it really does tell you everything you wanted to know about seizures and seizure disorders, and does it in the most reassuring and calming way imaginable. A wonderful resource.
After hours of internet searching and bookstore browsing with not a whole lot of usable results, finding this book was great. It is clearly written, easy to understand, and covers all of the different causes for seizures, as well as medications and some discussion of the physiology of seizures. I am ordering another copy for my daughter's preschool teachers, who want to be as educated as they can be so that they are prepared for potential seizures at school.
This book contains the answers to most, if not all, of your questions regarding how seizures and epilepsy will affect your child and family. It will also help you know which questions to ask your child's physicians. It is a most complete work. In five sections it describes why seizures occur, diagnosing, treating, coping, and living with epilepsy. Please do yourself a great favor and purchase this book. It is written in language a parent will understand without previous medical knowledge and also it is written with compassion and optimism. I have recommended this book to my family and friends who wish to understand more of how epilepsy is affecting my son's life. You won't be disappointed, buy it today!
Dr. Freeman has written an excellent reference for parents. It explains diagnostic procedures, types of seizures and medications. It also describes many scenarios that parents face. Any parent of an epileptic child should read it.
I can't begin to describe the grief and fear and utter isolation I felt when my daughter had her second seizure. I remembered that knowledge is power, and I needed to feel powerful. This book gave that to me and so much more! Suddenly terms made sense and I wasn't alone anymore. The section on family coping is amazing: it's as though the authors have reached inside your mind and put down every emotion you've gone through and some that are yet to come. There are case examples throughout that are uplifting, and yes, sometimes a little frightening, but very helpful to read and very enlightening. Most importantly, the book is positive throughout without minimizing what you're dealing with. My only complaint(and this goes for all books, websites, etc) is the use of percentages to illustrate how uncommon different seizure types are, or how many kids outgrow, etc. We already know our kids beat the odds, we don't need to be reminded, and frankly those numbers that in the beginning were a comfort, now are depressing. Again, if a child in your family has seizures, YOU MUST HAVE THIS BOOK!!!
This is the tell-all know-all for parents that have children with epilepsy. An excellent source for the parents. Very informative and to the point.
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