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January 1996

The Epilepsy Handbook: The Practical Management of Seizures

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Charlottesville, Va

Arch Neurol. 1996;53(1):12. doi:10.1001/archneur.1996.00550010018004

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This small book was written by one of the preeminent practitioners of the art of epileptology, spanning the gamut from basic neurophysiology, the bedside, and the social consequences of his patient's illness to the impact of societal and political involvement. The reader is pointed to a rich bibliography to complement specific areas that are only touched on in this handbook. Unlike a European handbook encompassing dozens of volumes, each one large enough for lectern rather than hand, this book can be pocketed and referred to often. It is designed for primary care physicians and the cadre of health professionals who make up a management team for persons with epilepsy. Such a team includes psychologists, nurses, vocational counselors, special education consultants, and pharmacologists. The author, who heads a leading comprehensive epilepsy program, provides current knowledge about epilepsy, its basic mechanisms, classification, and investigations central to diagnosis and introduces current concepts of

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