EPILEPSY, HYSTERIA, AND NEURASTHENIA

THEIR CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, & TREATMENT

WEBMASTER'S NOTE: This work is presented for historical interest and subject background only. Many of the conclusions, attitudes, and treatments discussed here are those of an "expert" of another era, many of which have been overturned by science or are not acceptable in today's world.
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BY

ISAAC G. BRIGGS

A.R.S.I.

METHUEN & CO. LTD.
36 ESSEX STREET W.C.
LONDON

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First Published in 1921

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TO
ALBERT E. WOODRUFF
OF STOKE PRIOR
NR. BROMSGROVE
MY OLD
SCHOOLMASTER

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CONTENTS

CHAPTERPAGE
PREFACEix
I.MAJOR AND MINOR EPILEPSY1
II.RARER TYPES OF EPILEPSY7
III.GENERAL REMARKS15
IV.CAUSES OF EPILEPSY20
V.PREVENTION OF ATTACKS25
VI.FIRST-AID TO VICTIMS28
VII.NEURASTHENIA30
VIII.HYSTERIA39
IX.ADVICE TO NEUROPATHS46
X.FIRST STEPS TOWARD HEALTH53
XI.DIGESTION56
XII.INDIGESTION60
XIII.DIETING63
XIV.CONSTIPATION67
XV.GENERAL HYGIENE71
XVI.SLEEPLESSNESS76
XVII.THE EFFECTS OF IMAGINATION79
XVIII.SUGGESTION TREATMENT82
XIX.MEDICINES86
XX.PATENT MEDICINES 90
XXI.TRAINING THE NERVOUS CHILD98
XXII.DANGERS AT AND AFTER PUBERTY109
XXIII.WORK AND PLAY115
XXIV.HEREDITY118
XXV.CHARACTER123
XXVI.MARRIAGE131
XXVII.SUMMARY140
BIBLIOGRAPHY142
INDEX145

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