Epilepsy affects at least 50,000 New Zealanders, and a new book has been recently published to provide practical help and hope for those with the often misunderstood condition, says the Daily Encourager. Written by Maria and David Lowe, it is the first general book on epilepsy to be published in New Zealand in more than 30 years. “These books will be very useful for hospital clients with epilepsy… and family members, who will be keen to learn more about the condition and what sort of help is available in the community”, said Maria.