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Book and Media Review
September 2015

Review of Women With Epilepsy: A Practical Management Handbook

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(9):1083. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.1368

Women with epilepsy experience several sex-related physical and social problems owing to their age, hormonal status, and comorbidities. The care of women with epilepsy remains a challenge for primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, and even epileptologists. The sex-related issues for women with epilepsy have also been the focus of research in recent years. Drs Bui and Klein did an excellent job of recruiting experts from around the world to review and synthesize the available data from studies of hormones in epilepsy, from pregnancy registries, and from many aspects of the care of women with epilepsy in different age groups from adolescence, to pregnancy, to menopause. Despite several books published about women with epilepsy, few have the practical guidance that this one has.

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