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March 1996

Guide to Understanding and Living With Epilepsy

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio

Arch Neurol. 1996;53(3):219-220. doi:10.1001/archneur.1996.00550030021012

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This book is dedicated to "all my patients, for all they have taught me about epilepsy." It is intended to help people with epilepsy, removing doubts and dispelling fears. It is also meant to serve as a source of general and specific information, and it fulfills that goal admirably. The Epilepsy Foundation of America and others have contributed for references, but it is a single-author text, lucidly written, and discussing even the newest of medications. Not only does the author review regulations regarding driving but he has an entire chapter about the legal rights of people with epilepsy. There is very clear discussion of aspects such as workers compensation or military service. The tone of the book emphasizes independence for the patient with maximum freedom possible within the limits of having an epileptic syndrome. There is emphasis on the education of children with epilepsy and the education of those who

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