This collection of frank, first-person narratives by people with epilepsy from 21 countries offers unique perspectives on the personal and social aspects of seizure disorders. Reflecting a diverse array of cultures, the narratives reveal many common concerns and show the distinct ways that
people around the world affected by epilepsy react to the diagnosis and cope with their families, friends, and communities. The book includes chapters on the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy and a physician's firsthand experience in East Africa.
About the Authors:
Steven Schachter is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Lisa Andermann is a Doctor of Cultural Psychiatry and Psychological Trauma at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto