Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy by Orrin Devinsky MD

By Orrin Devinsky MD

Written by way of 3 uncommon epileptologists with a long-standing curiosity in substitute remedies, this publication offers an evidence-based attention of using complementary and substitute (CAM) cures in epilepsy care. prepared by means of challenge, the authors overview substitute techniques to epilepsy- comparable stipulations to assist physicians, healthcare pros, CAM services, and sufferers comprehend the choices and properly combine remedies that paintings into their regimens.

The e-book starts off with an summary of the cures themselves, together with natural treatments, foodstuff, substitute pharmacological remedies, actual remedies, and neurobehavioral methods, and likewise discusses medication-related concerns and caveats. the following staff of chapters covers CAM and preventive techniques to mitigating the consequences of epilepsy and epilepsy treatments, similar to drug toxicity and unwanted side effects of anti-epileptic medicinal drugs (AEDs), seizures, bettering cognitive functionality, matters for girls (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and coping with nervousness and melancholy. the ultimate a part of the e-book makes a speciality of caliber of existence and way of life variations to minimize seizure probability, together with ideas for pressure aid, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and leisure medications, and environmental factors.

Features of Alternative remedies for Epilepsy Include:

  • Evidence-based evaluation of CAM remedies for epilepsy
  • Problem-oriented, useful method of integrating replacement remedies into conventional regimens for healthcare providers
  • Written by way of uncommon epileptologists with extensive scientific experience
  • Addresses all elements of wellbeing and fitness for people with epilepsy (not simply seizures) and provides functional feedback for making improvements to sufferer care and sufferer health

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