Taking Control of Your Seizures
Joel M. Reiter, Donna Andrews, Charlotte Reiter, and W. Curt LaFrance, Jr.
Reviews and Awards
"Years ago, Reiter and Andrews developed a multifaceted behavioral approach for the treatment of epilepsy, which was modified and appears to be particularly effective in the treatment of nonepileptic seizures. This Therapist Guide by LaFrance and Wincze and the accompanying Workbook, derived from the original Reiter and Andrews program are, together, a unique and sorely needed contribution. For the first time, there is a truly comprehensive outline for the behavioral management of epilepsy and nonepileptic seizures that should not only be valuable for the treatment of individual patients, but also serve as a basis for focused clinical research." --Jerome Engel, Jr., MD, PhD, Jonathan Sinay Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Director, Seizure Disorder Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
"Understanding the distinctions between epileptic and non-epileptic seizures has presented a medical conundrum for over two thousand years. Dr. LaFrance and his colleagues have taken a grip on these difficult subjects. Not only have they taken on the responsibility of setting up treatment programs, they have embarked upon controlled trials, at last confirming the effectiveness of psychological interventions. This Therapist Guide and Workbook for patients are unique in the complex field of neuropsychiatry. These books serve to emphasize what can be done for people with all kinds of seizures and lay out a management strategy which will set a gold standard, especially for people with non-epileptic seizures." --Michael Trimble, MD, Professor Emeritus of Behavioural Neurology, Institute of Neurology, University of London
"Overall, Taking Control of Your Seizures is an important update to the previous edition, as it is more broadly focused and acknowledges the limitations of traditional medical models. It should be highly recommended not just to patients, but also to their families and caregivers." --Allan Bernstein, MD, The Magazine of the Sonoma County Medical Association
"The core strength of the Workbook is that it represents the most comprehensively developed informed cognitive behavioral approach to epilepsy available and benefits from 30 years of experience providing epilepsy-specific counseling and use. It is delivered in a packaged step-by-step method that is 'turn-key' for an office practice... This book is unique and fills a space that is being filled in social media by anecdotal guidance from patients. This book is a major contribution to the field of clinical epilepsy care, providing a validated treatment method that can be administered by a variety of providers... It is a clinical tool appropriate for any healthcare provider who wants to help their patient obtain a higher state of wellness and develop a patient-centric care model focused on what matters most to patients themselves. I highly recommend this book to any healthcare providers treating patients with epilepsy or NES." --Epilepsy & Behavior
"This workbook and therapist guide provide welcome resources for managing nonepileptic seizures. They deserve wide reading and application by psychiatric and neurological clinicians who encounter patients with this disorder." --The American Journal of Psychiatry