The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy

The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy

by Michael Trimble
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521005167

ISBN-13: 9780521005166

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

There has been a great deal of research in this area over recent years, but limited published reviews. This timely book covers the practical implications of ongoing research, and offers both a diagnostic and a management perspective. It will be essential reading for all professionals engaged in the treatment of epileptic patients.  See more details below

Overview

There has been a great deal of research in this area over recent years, but limited published reviews. This timely book covers the practical implications of ongoing research, and offers both a diagnostic and a management perspective. It will be essential reading for all professionals engaged in the treatment of epileptic patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521005166
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Introduction3
2Neuropsychiatric disorders in epilepsy - epidemiology and classification5
3Limbic connectivity: anatomical substrates of behavioural disturbances in epilepsy18
4The psychiatry of idiopathic generalized epilepsy41
5Epilepsy and learning disorders62
6Subtle cognitive and behavioural effects of epilepsy70
7Aggression and epilepsy81
8Epilepsy and suicide: a neuropsychiatric analysis107
9Postictal psychoses, revisited117
10Dementia and epilepsy135
11The risk of cognitive decline in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy152
12Behavioural and neuropsychological aspects of frontal lobe epilepsy164
13Epilepsy, dissociation and nonepileptic seizures189
14Psychobiology of psychogenic pseudoseizures210
15Epilepsy and panic disorder226
16The effects of antiepileptic drugs on behaviour241
17Antiepileptic drug treatment and epileptic seizures - effects on cognitive function256
18Psychiatric effects of surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy266
19Vagus nerve stimulation and mood283
20On the use of psychotropic drugs in patients with seizure disorder299
21The role of psychotherapy in the treatment of epilepsies313
22Choosing measures to assess quality of life (QOL) in epilepsy323
Index343

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