Seized: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy as a Medical, Historical and Artistic Phenomena

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"Fascinating account of medical research...LaPlante shows how a brain scar may cause bizarre aggressive or sexual behavior-and works of profound creative imagination."

-Howard Gardner

"Readers intrigued by Oliver Sacks' Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat will welcome LaPlante's book...Thoughtful...Highly recommended."

-Library Journal

"LaPlante's descriptions of the human brain are wonderfully concrete, and her empathy for epilepsy's victims is clear."

-Kirkus Review

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A major study... The implications for psychiatry are staggering. "Publishers Weekly" Fascinating... LaPlante s descriptions of the human brain are wonderfully concrete, and her empathy for TLE s victims is clear. "Kirkus Reviews" Thoughtful... Highly recommended. "Library Journal" (starred review) Lucid... Raises important questions and illustrates how difficult is the understanding of human creativity... Four stars. "Los Angeles Times" LaPlante show how a brain scar may cause bizarre aggressive or sexual behavior and works of profound creative imagination. Howard Gardner Presents complex medical issues in the language of the lay person. "EpilepsyUSA" Compelling... Engrossing... Intriguing. "Neurology Bulletin" Recommended for all who seek to explore the mysteries of how the brain and mind interact. American Medical Writers Association My patients can t get enough of "Seized." Physician in New Jersey A wonderful book that I use in teaching and public speaking. Nurse in California Readers with epilepsy comment . . . The book I needed to read profound, brilliant, a great comfort. California After reading "Seized" I don t feel alone anymore. Mississippi Once I started reading "Seized" I couldn t put it down. It was like seeing myself, everything explained so clearly. Missouri Words cannot express how gratified I am to have discovered this wonderful book. California "Seized" helped me understand and name my disease. Until now I was afraid I was going crazy. Thank you! Georgia Superb.... The best explanation of TLE I ve seen... TLE is so often overlooked and its victims misdiagnosed; I hope "Seized" can change that. New Jersey This book has been my bible ever since my son was diagnosed with epilepsy. Trinidad "

About the Author:

Eve LaPlante has degrees from Princeton and Harvard. She has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Ladies' Home Journal, Working Woman, Parents, Country Living, and many other publications. She is also the author of American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman who defied the Puritans (Harper, 2004).

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