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Epilepsy and your Child

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    ISBN: 9781859591086

Dr Richard E Appleton, Brian Chappell, Margaret Beirne

Epilepsy is a confusing and occasionally frightening subject to be faced with.  This practical handbook answers 231 real questions asked by parents of children with epilepsy.  Their experiences and the authors’ expert answers will give you the knowledge to help your child lead a happy, healthy and normal life. .

Epilepsy and your Child:

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Table of Contents 

Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is epilepsy?
Part 3 Diagnosing epilepsy
Part 4 Treatment
Part 5 Is it an emergency?
Part 6 Feelings, families and friends
Part 7 School
Part 8 Practical concerns
Part 9 Travel and holidays
Part 10 Your child's social life
Part 11 Growing up

"It will take away the fear that every parent feels when their child is diagnosed"
Felicity Dahl, Chairman of the Roald Dahl Foundation

About the Authors
Dr Richard E Appleton is Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Director of the Roald Dahl EEG Unit at the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital (Alder Hey). Brian Chappell is the National Manager, Neuroeducation, at the Department of Neurosciences at York District Hospital, and a former Director of Information and Training at Epilepsy Action. Margaret Beirne is Senior Chief Clinical Physiologist at the Roald Dahl EEG Unit at the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital (Alder Hay).

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