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Women with Epilepsy
A Handbook of Health and Treatment Issues

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Martha J. Morrell, Lisa Lindahl, Orrin Devinsky, Joyce A. Cramer, Melodie R. Winawer, Ruth Ottman, Jacqueline A. French, Patricia Crumine, Steven C. Schacter, Paula Shear, Philip A. Schwartzkroin, Patricia O. Shafer, Andrew D. Herzog, Fariha Abbasi, Allan Krumholz, Robert Marcus, Laura Marsh, Pamela Crawford, Mark Yerby, Aline Derdiarian, Yasser Y. El-Sayed, Kimford J. Meador, Mimi Callanan, Patricia Gibson, Joan Kessner Austin, Janet Austin Tooze, Jeanne Carpenter, Jim Troxell, Elizabeth A. Borda
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  • Date Published: December 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511252389

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  • This handbook assembles a team of experts to review the special problems faced by women with epilepsy. Epilepsy treatments affect fertility and can cause pregnancy complications and birth defects, but most of the available drugs have been tested on men. Moreover, hormone effects on seizures are of particular concern to women at puberty, at menopause, and over the menstrual cycle. Many health-care providers are not informed about the unique issues facing women with epilepsy. This book, published in association with the Epilepsy Foundation of America, fills that gap and provides women with epilepsy with the information they need to be effective self-advocates.

    • The first book to address the medical, emotional and social challenges facing women with epilepsy
    • Written by a team of experts from the epilepsy community
    • A comprehensive information resource, written to be accessible to a lay-reader
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    "This is a well-written, well-edited book that conveys a wealth of useful information to women with epilepsy. The editors and co-authors deserve commendation for the useful reference they have created. The book was written in cooperation with the Women with Epilepsy Initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation, whose goal has been to deliver high quality information about epilepsy to women with this condition." Doody's Review ServiceG

    "This book not only covers an important topic, but also draws attention to an area of neurological practice that was, until recently, grossly neglected...Women with Epilepsy deserves the attention of the wide audience for whom it is written." The Lancet

    "...a wonderful handbook, long needed in the field. I highly recommend Women with Epilepsy: A Handbook of Health and Treatment Issues to all women with epilepsy as well as to interested healthworkers, neurologists, general practioners, or indeed any physician managing the treatment of women with epilepsy." Annals of Neurology

    "The fantasy of conjuring up experts to answer vexing conundrums in medicine is made real in this tidy little paperback. This could well have been titled Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Epilepsy...But Were Afraid to Ask." Psychiatry

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    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511252389
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Woman with Epilepsy:
    1. Introduction Martha J. Morrell
    2. Being a woman with epilepsy Lisa Lindahl
    3. The woman with epilepsy: a historical perspective Orrin Devinsky
    4. Quality of life issues for women with epilepsy Joyce A. Cramer
    Part II. Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment:
    5. The genetics of epilepsy Melodie R. Winawer and Ruth Ottman
    6. Antiepileptic drugs and other treatments for epilepsy Jacqueline A. French
    7. Epilepsy in children and adolescents Patricia Crumine
    8. Non-epileptic seizures Steven C. Schacter
    Part III. Hormones and the Brain:
    9. Brian differences between men and women Paula Shear
    10. Sex hormones and how they act on the brain Philip A. Schwartzkroin
    11. Epilepsy and the menstrual cycle Patricia O. Shafer and Andrew D. Herzog
    12. Menopause and epilepsy Fariha Abbasi and Allan Krumholz
    Part IV. Health Challenges for Women with Epilepsy:
    13. Reproductive health Martha J. Morrell
    14. Sexual dysfunction in epilepsy Martha J. Morrell
    15. Bone health in women with epilepsy Robert Marcus
    16. Psychiatric complications in epilepsy Laura Marsh
    Part V. Family Planning, Pregnancy and Parenting:
    17. Family planning and contraceptive choice Pamela Crawford
    18. Obstetrical health and risk of birth defects Mark Yerby, Aline Derdiarian and Yasser Y. El-Sayed
    19. Neurocognitive outcome in children of mothers with epilepsy Kimford J. Meador
    20. Parents with epilepsy Mimi Callanan
    Part VI. Living Well with Epilepsy:
    21. The impact of epilepsy on relationships Patricia Gibson
    22. Parenting the daughter with epilepsy Joan Kessner Austin and Janet Austin Tooze
    23. Safety issues for women with epilepsy Jeanne Carpenter
    24. Work issues Jim Troxell
    Appendix: the Epilepsy Foundation's Campaign for Women's Health Elizabeth A. Borda
    Index.

  • Editors

    Martha J. Morrell, Columbia University, New York

    Kerry L. Flynn, Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center, New York

    Contributors

    Martha J. Morrell, Lisa Lindahl, Orrin Devinsky, Joyce A. Cramer, Melodie R. Winawer, Ruth Ottman, Jacqueline A. French, Patricia Crumine, Steven C. Schacter, Paula Shear, Philip A. Schwartzkroin, Patricia O. Shafer, Andrew D. Herzog, Fariha Abbasi, Allan Krumholz, Robert Marcus, Laura Marsh, Pamela Crawford, Mark Yerby, Aline Derdiarian, Yasser Y. El-Sayed, Kimford J. Meador, Mimi Callanan, Patricia Gibson, Joan Kessner Austin, Janet Austin Tooze, Jeanne Carpenter, Jim Troxell, Elizabeth A. Borda

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