Gates and Rowan's Nonepileptic Seizures with DVD / Edition 3

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Patients with nonepileptic seizures present in neurology, psychiatry, psychology and emergency departments. Although the disorder has been well documented in the medical literature and much is known about the nature and signs of the condition, much less has been written about its treatment and management. Gates and Rowan's Nonepileptic Seizures, third edition, takes a multidisciplinary approach to this neuropsychiatric disorder, building and branching from the prior editions, with a strong focus on management, to aid all clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of both child and adult patients. With a DVD containing video material to supplement the differential diagnosis, patient characteristics and treatment sections, and with contributions from the leading authorities from around the world, this will be essential reading for physicians and psychologists, at all levels of training and experience, encountering patients with this complex brain-behavior disorder.

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Editorial Reviews

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'… this book represents the reference in the field of PNES, and should be purchased by every caregiver who is confronted with this entity.' European Neurology

'If you are interested in reading only one book and getting a very high level of expertise on the topic of nonepileptic seizures, then this is the book to read.' Sanjay K. Jain, MD, Epilepsy and Behavior

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521517638
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/25/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 1,315,430
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven C. Schachter is Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Director of NeuroTechnology, CIMIT, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

W. Curt LaFrance Jr is Director of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital and Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Neurology, Brown Medical School, USA.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors vii

Preface xi

Dedications xiii

Remembrances xvii

Section 1 Recognition, diagnosis, and impact of nonepileptic seizures

1 Epidemiology and classification of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Nathan M. Griffith Jerzy P. Szaflarski 3

2 Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: historical overview Michael Trimble 17

3 The burden of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) in context: PNES and medically unexplained symptoms James C. Hamilton Roy C. Martin Jon Stone Courtney B. Worley 27

4 Clinical features and the role of video-EEG monitoring Selim R. Benbadis W. Curt LaFrance, Jr. 38

5 Comorbidity of epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: diagnostic considerations Peter Widdess-Walsh Siddhartha Nadkarni Orrin Devinsky 51

6 Nonepileptic paroxysmal neurological and cardiac events Fergus J. Rugg-Gunn Josemir W. Sander 62

7 Parasomnias: epileptic/nonepileptic parasomnia interface Roderick Duncan Aline Russell 77

8 The use of hypnosis and linguistic analysis to discriminate between patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and patients with epilepsy John J. Barry Markus Reuber 82

9 Diagnostic issues in children Tobias Loddenkemper Elaine Wyllie 91

10 Diagnostic issues in the elderly Christoph Kellinghaus Gabriel M?ddel 10

Section 2 Nonepileptic seizures: culture, cognition, and personality clusters

11 Cultural aspects of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Alfonso Mart?nez-Taboas Roberto Lewis-Fern?ndez Vedat Sar Arun Lata Agarwal 121

12 Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: why women? Bettina Schmitz 131

13 Use of neuropsychological and personality testing to identify adults with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Carl B. Dodrill 136

14 Cognitive complaints and their relationship to neuropsychological function in adults with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures George P. Prigatano Kristin A. Kirlin 142

15 Health Related Quality of Life: utility and limitation in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Gemma Mercer Roy C. Martin Markus Reuber 149

16 Legal medicine considerations related to nonepileptic seizures Roy G. Beran John A. Devereux W. Curt LaFrance, Jr. 157

Section 3 Psychiatric and neuropsychological considerations in children and adolescents with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

17 Psychiatric features and management of children with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Rochelle Caplan Sigita Plioplys 163

18 Neuropsychological and psychological aspects of children presenting with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Ann Hempel Julia Doss Elizabeth Adams 179

19 Adolescents' and parents' perceptions of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Manjeet S. Bhatia Ravi Gupta 187

20 Munchausen syndrome Ghislaine Savard Frederick Andermann Ren?e Fug?re 190

Section 4 Psychiatric considerations in adults with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

21 Classification of nonepileptic seizures W. Curt LaFrance, Jr. Mark Zimmerman 199

22 Posttraumatic stress disorder, abuse, and trauma: relationships to psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Elizabeth S. Bowman 213

23 Comorbidities in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: depressive, anxiety, and personality disorders Adriana Fiszman Andres M. Kanner 225

Section 5 Treatment considerations for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

24 Historical approaches to treatments for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures W. Curt LaFrance, Jr. Steven C. Schachter 237

25 Managing psychogenic nonepileptic seizures in patients with epilepsy Roderick Duncan Meritxell Oto 247

26 Models of care: the roles of nurses and social workers in the diagnosis and management of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Noreen C. Thompson Patricia A. Gibson 253

27 Who should treat psychogenic nonepileptic seizures? Andres M. Kanner 260

28 Designing treatment plans based on etiology of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures W. Curt LaFrance, Jr. Helge Bj?rn?s 253

29 Cognitive behavioral treatments Laura H. Goldstein W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., Craig Chigwedere John D. C. Mellers Trudie Chalder 281

30 Group psychotherapy treatment for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Kim D. Bullock 289

31 Hypnosis in the treatment of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Franny C. Moene Jarl Kuyk 297

32 Pharmacological treatments for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures W. Curt LaFrance, Jr. Dietrich Blumer 307

33 Family therapy for patients diagnosed with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Richard C. Archambault Christine E. Ryan 317

Appendix 327

Index 336

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