Epilepsy in Children: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Orrin Devinsky MD
From a leading neurologist, experienced nurse practitioner, and registered dietitian comes the complete guide to managing your childs life with epilepsy. Epilepsy in Children offers the practical advice and information you need to respond to your childs seizures safely and effectively, understandthe latest treatment options, and find hope for a seizure-free future.
- Get the right diagnosis for your child and the correct treatment to reduce the frequency of seizures faster
- Learn the benefits and risks of pharmaceutical, surgical, and alternative therapies, including the ketogenic diet
- Help your child maintain a normal life at school, with friends, and in sports and other activities
- Navigate the transitions from infancy and childhood to puberty and becoming a young adult
Epilepsy in Childrenis an indispensable starting point and guide for parents and families. Orrin Devinsky is a leading clinician, researcher, and teacher who takes down wallsand engages deeply with patients and families. He and his colleagues have created a resource that is clearly written and yet covers the breadth ofepilepsies, therapies, and resources available.
W ARREN L AMMERT , C HAIRMAN OF THE E PILEPSY F OUNDATION B OARD OF D IRECTORS
When a child is first diagnosed, its a bleak, isolating time for families. This book sheds light in the darkest corners and gives parents a crucialplaybook to help both their children and themselves. The authors leverage their medical, nursing, and nutrition backgrounds to address the most difficultissues with a uniquely collaborative approach. Its a game changer.
K ATE C OONEY P ICCO , P ARENT
As an advocate, I am grateful that Orrin Devinsky has taken his immense talent and decades of experience to help parents address the critical and diverseneeds of children with epilepsy. As the father of a child with epilepsy, there are no words adequate for me to thank him for dedicating his life to helpingour children. In Epilepsy in Children Dr. Devinsky and his team give families an opportunity to transform a sense of fear, isolation, andhelplessness, into hope, confidence, and strength.
P HILIP M. G ATTONE , MEd., P RESIDENT AND CEO, E PILEPSY F OUNDATION
O RRIN D EVINSKY , MD,is a professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, and director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers and theSaint Barnabas Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN). He has published widely on the subject of epilepsy, with more than 400 articles and chaptersand more than 20 books and monographs. He has served on the board of the National Epilepsy Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society. He cofoundedepilepsy.com, the Epilepsy Therapy Project, and the journals Epilepsy and Behavior and Reviews in Neurological Diseases.
E RIN C ONWAY , MS, RN,CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.
C OURTNEY S CHNABEL G LICK , MS, RD, CDNis a registered dietitian at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.