The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsyby Michael Trimble
Pub. Date: 08/29/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Michael Trimble and Bettina Schmitz have assembled an international team of experts to review the most recent findings and explore the interface between epilepsy and behavior disorders. The authors discuss the classifications available and examine how adequate they are for defining the subtleties of behavioral changes in patients with neurological disorders. Coverage is broad-ranging, from related cognitive problems, biological underpinnings, and pseudoseizures, to clinical aspects and treatment issues. This timely book covers the practical implications of ongoing research, and offers both a diagnostic and management perspective.
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Table of ContentsPart I. Background: 1. Introduction M. Trimble and B. Schmitz; 2. Classification Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy; 3. Limbic connectivity: anatomical substrates of behavioural disturbances in epilepsy J. Engel Jr, C. Wilson and F. Lopez-Rodriquez; Part II. Clinical Aspects: 4. The psychiatry of idiopathic generalized epilepsy Dieter Janz; 5. Epilepsy and learning disorders Cesare Maria Cornaggia and Giuseppe Gobbi; 6. Subtle cognitive and behavioural effects of epilepsy Frank M. C. Besag; 7. Aggression and epilepsy L. Tebartz van Elst; 8. Epilepsy and suicide Dietrich Blumer; 9. Post-ictal psychoses revived Kousuke Kanemoto; Part III. Cognitive Aspects: 10. Dementia and epilepsy Stephen W. Brown; 11. The risk of cognitive decline in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy Hennric Jokeit and Alois Ebner; 12. Behavioural and neuropsychological aspects of frontal lobe epilepsy Christoph Helmstaedter; Part IV. Non Epileptic Attacks: 13. Seizures, epilepsy and dissociation Richard J. Brown; 14. Psychobiology of psychogenic pseudoseizures J. Chris Sackellares; 15. Epilepsy and panic disorder Howard A. Ring and Nuri Gene-Cos; Part V. Treatment Complications: 16. The effects of antiepileptic drugs on behaviour Bettina Schmitz; 17. Antiepileptic drug treatment and epileptic seizures: effects on cognitive function Albert P. Aldenkamp; 18. Psychiatric effects of surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy Steffi Koch-Stoecker; 19. Vagus nerve stimulation and mood Christian E. Elger and Christian Hoppe; Part VI. Treatment: 20. On the use of psychotropic drugs in patients with seizure disorder M. R. Trimble and A. Hensiek; 21. The role of psychotherapy in the treatment of epilepsies Martin Schöndienst; 22. Choosing measures to assess quality of life (QQL) in epilepsy Caroline E. Selai, Katja Elstner and M. R. Trimble; Index.
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