The Andrews/Reiter Epilepsy Research Program is now entering an exciting phase with potential for reaching a wide international audience. We have collaborated with W. Curt LaFrance, MD to modify and revise Taking Control of Your Epilepsy: A Workbook for Patients and Professionals. The new Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook, published in July 2015 by Oxford University Press, includes updates to the A/R treatment method from 25 years of research and treatment of patients with epilepsy as well as new material effective in the treatment of patients with nonepileptic seizures (NES).

Taking Control of Your Seizures

Two renowned epileptologists review Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook:

"Approximately one-third of the admissions to epilepsy monitoring units in the United States are for differential diagnosis of possible nonepileptic seizures. This diagnosis is verified in the vast majority of these patients, but there remains no consensus on effective approaches to treatment of this condition. 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

“These long-awaited texts help to clarify the clinical presentations of, and present a sensible therapy regime for, epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. They fill a lacuna in the literature on the subject and, in view of their clinical importance, should be available to all those involved in the assessment and management of seizures. 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

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