Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Epilepsy-The Essential Guide

Released on Friday(May 1st) Epilepsy-The Essential Guide ,written by Louise Bolotin, a Manchester based writer and journalist. Louise was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1997 and found the lack of appropriate information made it more difficult to learn to manage her condition.

As a skilled journalist and researcher Louise realised if she was struggling to find the kinds of readable and accessible information she needed to learn about her condition then others without the benefit of her training might find it impossible. This inspired Louise to write Epilepsy-The Essential Guide covering topics as varied as medication, benefits, pregnancy, self management and everything in between. Much of the information contained in Epilepsy-The Essential Guide will be of use to any person with a chronic health condition, and particularly for those with chronic pain conditions the medication section as the medications used in the treatment of epilepsy are often used to help treat different types of pain.

Louise will be appearing on Heather Stott's show on BBC Radio Manchester immediately after the news at 11am.

It is estimated that 450,000 people in the UK have epilepsy, making it the most common neurological disorder existing. But with the right medication and determination, it is possible to lead a happy and healthy life. This book will guide you through everything you need to know about this frequently misunderstood condition: from diagnosis and the types of treatment available to practical advice on managing epilepsy effectively and coping with it in everyday life. The myths surrounding the condition are dispelled and common questions answered. Benefits, driving, pregnancy, parenthood, education and employment issues are covered, together with information on caring for an epileptic child. Whether you have just been diagnosed with epilepsy, have lived with the condition for some time, or are a parent or teacher wanting to know more, this guide will equip you with all the essential facts.


LceeL said...

I had no idea the incidence of epilepsy was so high. Wow. And thank you, Bendy, for being so alert and on the ball concerning Veronica. You were right. She has her diagnosis and her vindication. Now, if there were only a cure - for you, for her, for my wife.

Achelois said...

I have a husband and son with a genetic form of epilepsy Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, so luckily in a way for us when my son was diagnosed we knew enough to insist on appropriate management,had we not had this insight my son would have received innapropriate medication for his condition from a pediatric doctor specialising not in neurology. I insisted on an ambulatory testing so that his particular epilespy was picked up, as it can be missed with standard testing. A cure would be good for this inherited condition. Any book increasing awareness and breaking the stigma associated with epilepsy is a step forward. It seems in our family genetic conditions are our thing, with epilepsy and ehlers danlos I think we have more than our fair share somedays. So a positive shout out to Louise and a personal thank you, her blog by the way is excellent.