The award-winning Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood has already
become the standard resource for parents in need of comprehensive
medical information about their child with epilepsy. Now this
highly praised book has been thoroughly revised and updated to
reflect the latest approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of
epilepsy in childhood, including the use of the ketogenic diet as a
treatment for children who either do not respond to traditional
drug therapy or who suffer intolerable side effects from
In addition to providing up-to-date information about new
diagnostic techniques, as well as drugs, diet, and surgical
treatments, the authors have included a new chapter addressing the
special needs of children with epilepsy regarding routine health
care. And as they did in the book's first edition, the authors
encourage children with epilepsy to actively participate in school
activities and sports, and stress the importance of helping
children with seizures and epilepsy to live as normal a life as
Praise for the first edition, winner of the 1991 Epilepsy
Foundation of America's National Book Award
"I have wanted a book like this for a long time. To my
knowledge, this is the first book combining complete scientific
accuracy with a caregiver's compassion and understanding."--James
A. Autry, former chairman of the board, Epilepsy Foundation of
"Optimistic in tone and broad in scope, this is a book for the
parent who has a lot of detailed questions."--National
"The book is rich in substance and detail. There is a warm,
compassionate tone. At the same time, there are no-nonsense facts
and figures."--Humane Medicine
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