Books on Epilepsy

written by Orrin Devinsky, MD, Erin Conway, MS, RN, CPNP, and Courtney Schnabel Glick, MS, RD, CDN
  • Get the right diagnosis for your child and the correct treatment to reduce the frequency of seizures faster
  • Learn the benefits and risks of pharmaceutical, surgical, and alternative therapies including the ketogenic diet
  • Help your child maintain a normal life at school, with friends, and in sports and other activities
  • Navigate the transitions from infancy and childhood, to puberty, to becoming a young adult

written by Orrin Devinsky, MD, Steven Schachter, MD, and Steven Pacia, MD
  • Evidence-based review of CAM therapies for epilepsy
  • Problem-oriented, practical approach to integrating alternative treatments into traditional regimens for healthcare providers
  • Written by distinguished epileptologists with broad clinical experience 
  • Addresses all aspects of health for persons with epilepsy (not just seizures) and offers practical suggestions for improving patient care
written by Orrin Devinsky, MD, Steven Schachter, MD, and Steven Pacia, MD

Readers will find incisive discussions in sections on:
  • Learning to reduce seizures
  • Asian, herbal and Homeopathic therapies
  • Nutritional therapies
  • Alternative medical therapies
  • Oxygen therapies
  • Manipulation and Osteopathic therapies
  • Music, art and pet therapies

written by The National Epilepsy Educational Alliance
  • Product of a national panel of epilepsy experts under the leadership of Dr. Ruben Kuzniecky, Professor of Neurology and Co-Director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York University School of medicine
  • A comprehensive yet patient friendly review of epilepsy and seizures and a practical guide for patients and families
  • Consists of 12 chapters devoted to epilepsy and seizures including causes, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, etc.
  • Intended to be a companion to patients and families as they confront the disorder
written by Orrin Devinsky, MD, and Lauren E. Westbrook, PhD


  • Only text devoted to the connection between these topics
  • Large section covering epilepsy drugs and treatments


written by Orrin Devinsky, MD
  • The nature and diversity of seizures
  • The factors that can cause or prevent seizures
  • The most current information about all antiepileptic drugs
  • Medical, surgical, and alternative therapies for seizures
  • Legal, financial, and employment issues
written by Carl W. Bazil, MD, Derek Chong, MD, MSc, and Daniel Friedman, MD
  • Patients with epilepsy pose many clinical challenges. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, 
  • work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes blocked
  • Epilepsy is the fifth volume in the "What Do I Do Now?" series and provides the clinician with the necessary tools to evaluate and treat an epilepsy patient
  • Applying a case-based approach of curbside consultation, the authors present 31 actual cases, providing key points to remember and recommendations for further reading at the end of each case and including EEGs and imaging where applicable
  • Concise and readable, Epilepsy is the perfect quick-reference guide for anyone working with epilepsy patients

written by Julie Devinsky, Amy Koppelman and Vern Kousky
  • Epilepsy is a problem we're hearing more and more about these days. In fact, nearly one out of every one hundred people in America has epilepsy
  • What is epilepsy? And where does it come from?
  • This book brings the story of epilepsy alive with easy-to-understand text and illustrations that are both informative and interesting
  • Contact the FACES office for availability
written by Yvonne Zelenka, Ph.D
  • Intended to help kids and families understand seizures and epilepsy using an illustrated story about a young boy
  • The book goes through the symptoms, the diagnosis, test and treatment of seizures
  • Intended to help children cope with the disorder and understand the test and treatment
  • The story ends with a powerful message in that Teddy is not in any way different than he was prior to the seizure.


written by Orrin Devinsky, MD, and Mark D'Esposito, MD
  • Provides an insightful and unified synthesis of cognitive neuroscience and behavioral neurology
  • Provide neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and psychologists with a solid foundation to major neurobehavioral
  • syndromes
  • With backgrounds in behavioral neurology, functional imaging and cognitive neuroscience, the two authors are in an ideal position to cover the anatomy, genetics, physiology, and cognitive neuroscience underlying these disorders
  • Their emphasis on therapy makes the book a "must read" for anyone who cares for patients with cognitive and behavioral disorders