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Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy: Basic Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Treatment / Edition 1
     

Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy: Basic Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Treatment / Edition 1

by Peter J. Snyder
 

ISBN-10: 0880488530

ISBN-13: 9780880488532

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Epilepsy affects 40 million people worldwide. With appropriate treatment most can become seizure free. For a minority of patients who also suffer from psychiatric comorbidity, however, diagnosis and management may be complicated by uncontrolled seizures, associated stigma or by the treatment of the epilepsy itself.

Written by the world's foremost authorities on

Overview

Epilepsy affects 40 million people worldwide. With appropriate treatment most can become seizure free. For a minority of patients who also suffer from psychiatric comorbidity, however, diagnosis and management may be complicated by uncontrolled seizures, associated stigma or by the treatment of the epilepsy itself.

Written by the world's foremost authorities on the neuropsychiatric manifestations of epilepsy, Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy is a comprehensive clinical, research, and treatment text for health care professionals -- including psychiatrists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists -- who treat patients with epilepsy and comorbid psychiatric problems. Based on a thorough knowledge of contemporary neuroscience, this book addresses the critical psychosocial and psychiatric issues that can affect patient care, including depression, psychosis, nonepileptic seizure-like events, antiepileptic drug toxicity, and family issues. This book also examines the possible links between the neurobiology of neuropsychiatric illness and the neurobiology of seizures, providing insight into brain behavior relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880488532
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. The shifting paradigm of epilepsy: a review of historical trends and current perspectives. Neural mechanisms of psychiatric disturbances in patients with epilepsy. Diagnosis and classification of the epilepsies: pathophysiological and psychiatric aspects. The clinical neuropsychological examination in patients with epilepsy. Sleep and seizures: a selective review. Mood disorders associated with epilepsy. The psychoses of epilepsy: a neurobiological perspective. Diagnosis and treatment of nonepileptic seizures. Behavioral effects of antiepileptic drugs. Treatment of psychiatric comorbidity in patients with epilepsy. Family systems theory: an approach to therapy for families of patients with epilepsy. Living with epilepsy. Index.

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