Epilepsy and Developmental Disabilities

Epilepsy and Developmental Disabilities

by Orrin Devinsky, Lauren E. (Ed.) Westbrook, Lauren E. Westbrook

ISBN-10: 0750672730

ISBN-13: 9780750672733

Pub. Date: 10/05/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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

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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Epilepsy and Developmental Disabilities: Causes and Consequences; Epilepsy in Children with Mental Retardation and Cerebral Palsy; Metabolic and Genetic Disorders; Childhood Specific Epilepsies Accompanied by Developmental Disabilities; Cerebral Palsy in Children with Epilepsy; Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): An Update;
Part II: Epilepsy Syndromes in the Developmental Disability Population; Neonatal Seizures and Neonatal Epilepsy; Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome; Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and Its Variants; Status Epilepticus;
Part III: Associated Disorders and Their Treatment; Developmental Speech, Language and Communication Problems Among Children with Epilepsy; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Technologies: Progressive Cognitive and Behavioral Changes in Epilepsy; Interictal Depression in Chronic Epilepsy; Problem Behaviors in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; Nonepileptic Seizures; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Psychotropic Drug Use in Patients with Epilepsy and Developmental Disabilities; Psychotropic Properties of Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Developmental Disabilities; Spasticity; The Management of Adults with Cerebral Palsy; Special Issues for Women with Developmental Disabilities;
Part IV: Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Treatment; Malformations of Cortical Development and Epilepsy; Controlling Seizures in Children with Developmental Disabilities: An Overview; When to Start and When to Stop AEDs in Children with Neurologic Handicaps and Epilepsy; Community-Based Antiepileptic Treatment in the Developmentally Disabled; The Role of New Antiepileptic Therapies; The Titanic Impact of Partial Compliance on Medication Effectiveness; Cognitive Toxicity of Antiepileptic Drugs; Adverse Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs; The Ketogenic Diet; Vagus Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Medically Intractable Epilepsy; Developmental Disabilities and Epilepsy Surgery; Focal Cortical Resection and Cortical Dysplasias; Hemispherectomy; Corpus Callosotomy Section in the Developmentally Disabled with Epilepsy

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