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Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy

Author: Orrin Devinsky; Steven Schachter; Steven Pacia
Publisher: New York : Demos Medical Publishing, 2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Devinsky, Orrin.
Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy.
New York : Demos Medical Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Orrin Devinsky; Steven Schachter; Steven Pacia
ISBN: 9781617050664 1617050660
OCLC Number: 799762800
Notes: Medical Therapies For Anxiety and Depression in PWE.
Written by three distinguished epileptologists with a long-standing interest in alternative therapies, this book provides an evidence-based consideration of the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in epilepsy care. Organized by problem, the authors review alternative approaches to epilepsy- related conditions to help physicians, healthcare professionals, CAM providers, and patients understand the options and safely integrate treatments that work into their regimens. The book begins with an overview of the therapies themselves, including herbal remedies, nutrition, alternative.
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Ch 01: Alternative Therapies in Epilepsy: An Overview; Some CAM Disciplines With Little or No Coverage; Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Coming of Age; References; Ch 02: Herbal Remedies; Scope of Use of Herbal Remedies; Herbal Remedies and Traditional Medical Systems; Regulatory Aspects of Herbal Medicines in the United States; Safety Issues; Conclusion; References; Ch 03: Nutrition; The Ketogenic Diet; The Modified Atkins and Low Glycemic Diets; Vitamins, Amino Acids, Minerals, and Other Nutritional Supplements; Antioxidants and Vitamins. Acceptance and Commitment TherapyNeurofeedback; Psychosocial Treatments; Evaluating Neurobehavioral Treatments for Epilepsy; Conclusion; References; Ch 07: Countering the Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs, Seizures, and Brain Injury; Cognition; Headache; Bone Health; Conclusion; References; Ch 08: Women's Issues; The Menstrual Cycle and Seizures; Treatment of Catamenial Epilepsy; Increased Doses of AEDs or Additional AEDs; Progesterone; Birth Control for Women With Epilepsy; Sexual Functioning in Women With Epilepsy; Infertility and Epilepsy; Pregnancy; Labor, Delivery, and Newborn Period. Breast-feedingEpilepsy During Perimenopause and Menopause; Final Thoughts; References; Ch 09: Epilepsy: Injury and Prevention; Falls; Burns; Sports-Related Injuries; Drowning and Epilepsy; Water Safety; Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy; Prevention of Sudep; Driving and Epilepsy; Preventing Seizure-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents; Other Dangers; References; Ch 10: Enhancing Cognition; Define the Problem; Examine the Current Therapy; Consider Nonpharmacologic Aproaches; Drugs and Supplements to Enhance Cognitive Function; Treating Attention Disorders; Treating Memory Disorders. Cholinesterase Inhibitors (ChEIs)N-Methyl D-Aspartic Acid Receptor Antagonists:Memantine; Drugs and Supplements That Are Not Aproved by The FDA; Vitamin E; Isoflavones; Polyphenolics; w-3 fatty acids; Selegiline; Phosphatidylserine; Acetyl-L-carnitine; Bacopa; Vinpocetine; Tyrosine; B vitamins; Fatigue; Serotonergics; Blood Flow, Metabolic Function, and Antioxidants; Dietary Nootropics; Possible Nootropics With Unknown Mechanisms; References; Ch 11: Managing Anxiety and Depression; Types of Anxiety and Depression in PWEs; Overview of Medical Therapy for Anxiety and Depression.

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