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Grand Mal

A Life with Late Onset Epilepsy

Robert V. Dodge (author)

ISBN: 9781476683966

Publication Date: Nov 2020

Format: Paperback

After developing epilepsy as an adult, Robert Dodge experienced increasingly dangerous seizures and was seen by specialists on five continents. His firsthand account of adapting to life with epilepsy begins with an overview of this often misunderstood neurological disorder and recounts his struggle as his seizures became life-threatening.
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After developing epilepsy as an adult, Robert Dodge experienced increasingly dangerous seizures and was seen by specialists on five continents. His firsthand account of adapting to life with epilepsy begins with an overview of this often misunderstood neurological disorder--still attributed to demonic possession in some parts of the world--and recounts his struggle as his seizures became life-threatening. Dodge describes his treatments and their side effects, including four ineffective surgeries that removed an eighth of his brain, and the personal challenges of social stigma.
Illustrations 19 photos
Pages 225
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2020
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Family & health   Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   Biography & True Stories  
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Black Blizzards
  • 2. What Is It?
  • 3. What Happens
  • 4. Demons
  • 5. Useless Eaters
  • 6. New Worlds, New Problems
  • 7. There Were Two Men
  • 8. A Synonym for Stigma
  • 9. They Don't Like Us Much Either
  • 10. What Is Real?
  • 11. Desperate Decision
  • 12. Cold and Alone
  • 13. Anticlimax
  • 14. The Grids
  • 15. Third Time Lucky?
  • 16. What For?
  • 17. ¬Split-Brain?
  • 18. Clearing Out the Rest
  • 19. Carrying On
  • 20. Heavy Weather–"Black Blizzards" Strike
  • 21. Difficulties Leaving
  • 22. Issues Back in the U.S.A.
  • Chapter Notes
  • Sources
  • Index
Robert V. Dodge is the author of seven nonfiction books. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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