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(p. 1) Introduction for the Patient: Understanding Seizures 

(p. 1) Introduction for the Patient: Understanding Seizures
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(p. 1) Introduction for the Patient: Understanding Seizures
Author(s):

Joel M. Reiter

, Donna Andrews

, Charlotte Reiter

, and W. Curt LaFrance Jr.

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199335015.003.0001
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date: 24 October 2020

This chapter introduces the patient to the process of taking control of one’s seizures. It provides information about the different types of seizures, including epileptic and nonepileptic seizures. It explains that the Workbook approach is unique in emphasizing a partnership between the patient, seizure counselor, and physician. Then it describes the roles that the patient, the seizure counselor, and the treating physician play in the taking control process, in order to improve seizure control. The chapter strongly encourages the patient to use the Workbook with a seizure counselor. It leads the patient into beginning the process of taking control. Finally, it discusses the origins of and research behind the Workbook.

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