Book Description: Epilepsy: The Facts, written by a neurologist and a pediatric neurologist, explains in clear and simple terms everything about the causes and effects of epilepsy. This book, strengthened by the contributions of a new new coauthor, has been considerably revised for the new edition. Intended for sufferers of epilepsy and their relatives, the authors explain what is meant by epilepsy, describe different types of epileptic seizure and of epilepsy syndromes in childhood and adult life, and offer an explanation of how epilepsy is investigated. Recent advances in the management of epilepsy by the use of drugs and therapy are considered in depth, as is the impact of new imaging techniques. The authors emphasize throughout the positive possibilities for people with epilepsy as well as advising on how to cope with problems as and when they arise in day-to-day living. They take many aspects of a normal life such as schooling, pregnancy, driving, and work, and describe how epilepsy can affect these. In the final chapter, the future of epilepsy is covered. The authors have succeeded in making this complex field interesting and understandable for people with epilepsy and their relatives.