Another Epilepsy Book

Seized: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy as a Medical, Historical and Artistic Phenomenon by Eve La Plante was a fascinating read. I found myself talking about it to my family and friends.

If you or someone you know has TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy), I think you will be enlightened by this book.

It is divided up well, so that you can chose whether you are reading it for intervention information or just to learn about the history of this type of epilepsy.

What I found so informative was how the research on TLE has brought together the psychological and physiological disciplines to approach many dysfunctions holistically as both physical and personality disorders.

Bringing together neurology and psychology gives better understanding of people suffering from diseases that were previously under the umbrella of mental illness.

I will add, if you are deep in the throes of suffering health issues and seizures from TLE, this may be more than you want to know. You may benefit from reading the case study part.

If you are trying to understand epilepsy, this is a great resource. I appreciate Eve LaPlante for doing such a thorough job of researching doctors, patients and medical history for this book.

Flower Roberts

An Enlightening Epilepsy Memoir

I have purchased seven more epilepsy books.

I will be sharing my thoughts on each after I read it.

The first is The Sacred Disease; My Life with Epilepsy by Kristin Seaborg, M.D.

I found this to be insightful and helpful.

The memoir follows Kristin’s life from a high fever and seizure as a toddler to adulthood.

I am amazed at her tenaciousness and fortitude.

Kristin finished medical school and gave birth to three children while struggling through trials of many failed medicines and a brain surgery.

She is honest about her feelings and frustrations throughout the whole process.

This book will be helpful to any person going through decades of uncontrolled epilepsy, especially young women of child-bearing age.

I am very grateful to Kristin Seaborg for sharing her story.

Seizure Mama