Taking Control of Your Seizures

Taking Control of Your Seizures
Author: Joel M. Reiter,Donna Andrews,Charlotte Reiter,W. Curt Lafrance
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-07-17
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 019933501X

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The primary aim of Treating Nonepileptic Seizures: Therapist Guide is to equip physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other practitioners with a validated, step-by-step treatment for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES) that can improve the lives of patients with this disabling disorder. Patients with NES frequently present in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and emergency departments. The disorder has been documented in the medical literature for centuries, and much is known about the phenomenology, seizure characteristics, psychiatric comorbidities, neuropsychological testing, and psychosocial aspects in NES. However, until recently, much less was known about the effective treatments of patients with psychogenic NES. This intervention provides guidance for clinicians in treating patients with NES and is designed to be used in conjunction with the patient workbook, Taking Control of Your Seizures. Session by session, the Workbook facilitates communication between treatment providers and individual patients with seizures. The authors' clinical experience with epilepsy and NES and research in developing the treatment approach for seizures directly informed the treatment model described. Many patients treated with the intervention have demonstrated improvements in seizures, symptoms, and quality of life.

Treating Nonepileptic Seizures

Treating Nonepileptic Seizures
Author: W. Curt LaFrance (Jr.),Jeffrey Peter Wincze
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-07-17
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780199307173

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The primary aim of Treating Nonepileptic Seizures: Therapist Guide is to equip physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other practitioners with a validated, step-by-step treatment for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES) that can improve the lives of patients with this disabling disorder. Patients with NES frequently present in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and emergency departments. The disorder has been documented in the medical literature for centuries, and much is known about the phenomenology, seizure characteristics, psychiatric comorbidities, neuropsychological testing, and psychosocial aspects in NES. However, until recently, much less was known about the effective treatments of patients with psychogenic NES. This intervention provides guidance for clinicians in treating patients with NES and is designed to be used in conjunction with the patient workbook, Taking Control of Your Seizures. Session by session, the Workbook facilitates communication between treatment providers and individual patients with seizures. The authors' clinical experience with epilepsy and NES and research in developing the treatment approach for seizures directly informed the treatment model described. Many patients treated with the intervention have demonstrated improvements in seizures, symptoms, and quality of life.

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms A Five Areas Approach

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms  A Five Areas Approach
Author: Christopher Williams,Alan Carson,Sharon Smith,Michael Sharpe,Jonathan Cavanagh,Catriona Kent
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-08-26
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781444138351

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Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms uses the proven and trusted five areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of medically unexplained symptoms, including chronic headaches, fatigue, dizziness, loss of sensation, weakness and numbness. Easy to use and practical, this CBT workbook: Presents the insights of award-winning authors who are experts in the field Contains therapeutic advice proven to work through years of research and practice Ensures patients success through specific plans leading to positive results Provides advice for friends and family of patients This book is designed for CBT practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and healthcare workers to share with their patients. A linked and completely free online support course is located at www.livinglifetothefull.com with additional resources at www.fiveareas.com

In Our Words

In Our Words
Author: Markus Reuber,Gregg Rawlings,Steven C. Schachter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780190622770

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Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) can cause blackouts, collapses, involuntary movements, loss of memory and have major impact on quality of life. Whereas epilepsy is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, PNES are psychological-based responses to triggers inside or outside the body that are perceived as threatening by the person affected. PNES are poorly understood by the medical community. It is common for doctors to struggle to explain this diagnosis, which can leave their patients frustrated and confused. Often people are told that their PNES are caused by "stress" and sent away with no further support or advice. It is no wonder that those affected feel isolated, abandoned and hopeless about living with the condition. In Our Words: Personal Accounts of Living with Non-Epileptic Seizures shows those diagnosed with PNES that they are not alone, and how others have courageously managed to come to terms with their seizures. These heartfelt personal accounts will also allow family, friends, healthcare providers and researchers to gain more understanding of the condition and work to provide a better quality of life to those living with PNES.

Taking Control of Your Seizures

Taking Control of Your Seizures
Author: Joel Reiter,Donna Andrews,Charlotte Reiter,W. Curt LaFrance
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
Genre: Convulsions
ISBN: 0190245794

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The primary aim of this workbook is to improve the lives of patients with seizures. Both epileptic seizures and nonepileptic seizures (NES) are prevalent and potentially disabling. The workbook is designed to be used by a patient with seizures in conjunction with his or her counselor and contains step-by-step guidelines that enable patients to take control of their seizures and their lives.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy
Author: Adrienne Richard,Joel Reiter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-05-29
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0802719503

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This book is a unique collaboration between a gifted writer with epilepsy and a skilled physician who has brought new insight into the treatment of this condition. At the age of twenty-six, when Adrienne Richard was seven months pregnant, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. For years she took anticonvulsant drugs to control her seizures, but she wanted to wean herself from the powerful drugs if she could. During the first ten years without medication she had only one seizure. Her goal was to live seizure-free. Ms. Richard practiced yoga, biofeedback, and mind/body techniques in the eighties to help her reach that goal. While writing an article for a magazine based in California, she learned of Dr. Joel Reiter, who was exploring epilepsy self-care in his clinical practice and through his groundbreaking research. Epilepsy: A New Approach combines Adrienne Richard's own inspiring story of overcoming a debilitating condition with Dr. Reiter's up-to-the-minute medical knowledge of diagnosis and treatment. This self-help program offers people with epilepsy and those who love them a chance to regain control of their lives.

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
Author: Barbara A. Dworetzky,Gaston Baslet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780190265045

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Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are attacks that mimic epileptic seizures, but are not caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Instead, PNES are typically considered involuntary expressions of distress, making diagnosis and treatment a challenge. Historically, patients are referred to neurologists who, after completing a diagnostic work up, refer patients to mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, for treatment. For a number of reasons, this transition of care between specialists is often not successful, and this impacts patient treatment and outcomes. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Toward the Integration of Care offers new insights into the practical diagnostic and treatment challenges faced by clinicians who manage this condition. This book covers the different stages of care, from the initial evaluation to long-term outcomes, and highlights the need to work collaboratively to provide patients with comprehensive care and improved outcomes. It provides up-to-date evidence and shares clinical expertise for the management of this challenging diagnosis that requires the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team. The authors provide a new framework on how to conceptualize and manage this disorder to more effectively address the needs of patients.

Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures

Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures
Author: Simon Shorvon,Renzo Guerrini,Mark Cook,Samden Lhatoo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-12-20
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780199659043

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Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology (OTCN) series, this volume covers the scientific basis, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and epileptic seizures, and is complemented by an online edition.