Both Patient and Practitioner, Dr. Kristin Seaborg Strives to End Stigma of Epilepsy

Nov 17, 2015, 10:23 ET from Dr. Kristin Seaborg

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many misconceptions about the disease of epilepsy. November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the timely release of Dr. Kristin Seaborg's memoir, The Sacred Disease, chronicles her tenacious fight to live a seizure-free life. An advocate for epilepsy awareness, Kristin hopes to decrease the stigma associated with seizures. All author royalties for the sale of this book will be donated to CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy), founded by Susan and David Axelrod.

"Kristin's honest and courageous memoir of her personal journey with epilepsy illuminates the enormous impact epilepsy has  on an individual and their loved ones. Whether or not your life has been touched by epilepsy, The Sacred Disease will leave you in awe of the remarkable fortitude and determination of a woman who faces her challenges head-on and has led a full and inspiring life."
-- Susan Axelrod

Book Description:
Young Kristin Seaborg had the world at her fingertips: a loving family, happiness and security, early admission to medical school--until the frightening diagnosis of epilepsy threatened to destroy both her career path and her health. Living in constant fear that her seizures would intensify and prevent her from practicing medicine, Kristin kept her condition a closely guarded secret, leading a tenuous double life as patient and practitioner.

A memoir of discovery, acceptance, and hope, The Sacred Disease chronicles Kristin's tenacious fight for a seizure-free life. Remarkably, although Kristin's knowledge and expertise continue to develop as a pediatrician and mother, her experiences as a vulnerable patient provide the most valuable lessons of all.

About Kristin:
Kristin is a practicing pediatrician in Madison, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and three children. She contributes magazine articles about pediatrics and parenting, and writes a blog about epilepsy, An advocate for epilepsy awareness, Kristin hopes that writing about her disease will help decrease the stigma associated with seizures. You can find Kristin at, on Facebook at Kristin Seaborg MD, Author, and on Twitter @KristinSeaborg.

The Sacred Disease is available for pre-order on The Sacred Disease.

Kristin lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and is available for interviews.
She can be reached at 608-658-9157 and at
For more information, including book excerpts, please contact Stephanie Konat at

100% of author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to CURE.
Learn more about CURE's mission at


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