Children with seizures by Martin L. Kutscher

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Published by Jessica Kingsley in London, Philadelphia .

Written in English

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  • Epilepsy in children,
  • Convulsions in children

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Book details

StatementMartin L. Kutscher ; foreword by Gregory L. Holmes.
LC ClassificationsRJ496.E6 K87 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3418758M
ISBN 101843108232
ISBN 109781843108238
LC Control Number2005035130

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There is information on coping with life with epilepsy as a teenager, so the book might also be useful for older teenagers to read alone, and there are chapters suitable for younger children to read Cited by: 1.

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The book tells the story of a young boy first diagnosed with epilepsy, the doctor’s visit, the different tests and possible treatment and his relationship with his parents and friends. Mommy, I Feel Funny. A Child’s Experience with Epilepsy.

Shows children that epilepsy is just an obstacle and doesn’t have to hold them back. For children Lee: the Rabbit with Epilepsy by Deborah Moss. Part of "The Special Needs Collection" for ages Published24 pages.

Explains epilepsy in a reassuring way for newly diagnosed children, their siblings and friends. Special People, Special Ways by Arlene Maguire. Published32 pages. A colorfully illustrated book about children with disabilities for ages Just Kids. This children's book is an excellent addition to a family's epilepsy resource library.

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Epilepsy in Children offers the practical advice and information you need to respond to your child’s seizures safely and effectively, understandthe latest treatment options, and find hope for a seizure /5(14). This reading list is filled with books that have been selected as suitable reading for children of all ages.

The books cover a range of subjects related to living with epilepsy, enabling your child, siblings and friends to learn about epilepsy through stories that they can relate to. In children, the most common potentially disabling seizure types are generalized tonic-clonic seizures, dyscognitive seizures (formerly complex partial seizures), and absence seizures.

However, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and pseudoseizures are not epileptic seizures for the purpose of. This fun, easy-to-understand coloring book teaches young children about epilepsy.

Print out pages for your child for your child to color. Visit the Epilepsy Foundation Store for other books and materials for children. Educating Teens & Adults. Most children with epilepsy lead full, active lives. Looking for a list of the best children's books about epilepsy.

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Book for Children with absence seizures. Topic: Living With Epilepsy - Youth. Hi everyone, I am a mum of a little girl with absence seizures. I have written a book and have self published it which I would like to draw your attention to in the hope that it might benefit you and your child.

Seizures are a common childhood neurologic disorder. Approximately 4 to 10 percent of children have an unprovoked seizure without recurrence. Each year, aboutchildren and adolescents have Cited by:   This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of 1 discusses types and causes of seizures, and what to do during a seizure.

The medical concepts and Pages: My Thinking Cap is a coloring book about epilepsy, a brain disorder that affects people of any age. It is a fun and easy way to help kids and their families begin to understand more about epilepsy.

This book can be especially useful for children in countries where epilepsy remains misunderstood. Stigma towards people with epilepsy.

Children with epilepsy have been found more likely to have impairment in their self-concept and behavior when compared to children with other chronic illnesses.

Children with severe epilepsy are likely to experience social rejection from peers. Back-to-back seizures (Status Epilepticus) may result in death for 25% of individuals with epilepsy. [scald=sdl_editor_representation] Diagnosis After a child has a seizure, the child should be closely watched by doctors for signs of epilepsy.

The doctor will want to know about the child's medical history and may ask: About the mother's pregnancy and delivery If the child has had a high fever or serious head injury If any relatives have epilepsy If the child does a lot of staring, not.

Epilepsy Books Showing of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (Paperback). This book for children is designed to support parents with epilepsy when explaining their epilepsy to young children.

This poetry and colouring book contains two poems, specially written by our National Information Officer Geraldine Dunne - When Mummy Gets Dizzy is a poem about complex partial seizures while When Daddy Falls Down is a poem.

Parents Helping Parents Studies show that the way parents feel about dealing with epilepsy has a major effect on how their child feels about having seizures and their effects. Connect with other parents around the world 24/7. Connect with other parents [scald=px_wide {"link":""}] Parents Make the Difference Emphasize the positive; praise success.

The books cover a range of subjects related to living with epilepsy, enabling your child, siblings and friends to learn about epilepsy through stories that they can relate to.

If you come across any other books that you think should be included, please let us know. UpToDate: "Seizures and epilepsy in children: Classification, etiology, and clinical features." Nationwide Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Seizures: Focal (Partial)," "Seizures and Epilepsy.

In a study, the watch detected 98 percent of generalized tonic-clonic (or grand mal) seizures in children.* Empatica was granted a design patent. Talking about epilepsy to children is very important. It starts in the home when they are young, but old enough to understand something is happening to their health.

As parents of a child with epilepsy you will find yourself having to talk or explain about epilepsy to not just your own child but the children. While some 10% of all children will have a single seizure during their lifetimes, only 1% to 2% of the total population have recurrent seizures.

Epilepsy, which brings recurrent seizures. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied children with epilepsy in one important study.

After a year on the ketogenic diet, half of children had 50% fewer seizures. Febrile Seizures is written by the most active researchers and clinicians in epilepsy research today. This book presents the latest developments in this field as well as the current state of knowledge in the following: New imaging tools and emerging data, visualizing effects of febrile seizures on the brain; New genetic methodologies; The use.

Audience, accessibility and affordability. 50 million people worldwide (adults and children) have epilepsy. Of that number, 80% live in developing regions.

Few children’s books have been written about epilepsy in English, and even fewer have been written in Spanish or any other language. Febrile seizures may be more common in these children but do not contribute much to the overall risk of developing epilepsy.

Children who experience a brief, full body febrile seizure are slightly more likely to develop epilepsy than the general population. Children who have a febrile seizure that lasts longer than 10 minutes; a focal seizure. Electroencephalography (EEG): An Introductory Text and Atlas of Normal and Abnormal Findings in Adults, Children, and Infants was created and published by experts in EEG interpretation from the American Epilepsy Society.

Designed to facilitate learning at all levels of EEG education, this atlas is useful for learners new to the EEG field, for. Simple focal seizures affect a small part of the brain.

These seizures can cause twitching or a change in sensation, such as a strange taste or smell. Complex focal seizures can make a person with epilepsy confused or dazed.

The person will be unable to respond to questions or direction for up to a. Seizures in children may be caused by metabolic imbalances, genetic conditions, brain malformations, trauma and infections. But a high fever, especially when accompanied by an illness such as chickenpox, the flu or an ear infection, is the most common cause of seizure in children.

About one in every 25 children, between the ages of 6 months to 5 years, has a febrile seizure, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Generally, children Author: Robin Madell. Children and Epilepsy. Around 1 in children in Australia have epilepsy.

While we still have a way to go, there are many services and treatments available that can help children with epilepsy to. Absence seizures are usually first noticed in children between the ages of 4 and 8, but they can also begin during early adolescence. Parents, teachers, coaches and other adults who are familiar with childhood behavior and habits may recognize the episodes as seizures, rather than just simple "boredom.".

The epilepsy team at Johns Hopkins sees and treats the whole child, with a deep understanding of medical, surgical, social, psychological and educational facets of seizures and goals are the same as yours: to ensure your child is as healthy as possible and safely thriving within the family, the school and the community.

Epilepsy affects people of all ages, both sexes, and all ethnic groups. Children under the age of 2 and adults over 65 are more likely to develop epilepsy than any other age group. This is explained in part by changes that occur in the brains of people early and late in life.

Febrile seizures can happen in children younger than 6 years old. While they can be scary to watch, these seizures are usually brief and rarely cause any serious or long-term problems, unless the fever is related to a serious infection, such as meningitis.

Syncope (SIN-ko-pee), or fainting, is not uncommon in older kids and teens. The pediatric epilepsy team at Johns Hopkins has used the high fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic diet to address seizures since the diet’s therapeutic origins in the s. We are one of the premiere centers in the world for clinical and research expertise on the ketogenic diet, having treated over 1, children with this approach.

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