Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Springer London
Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities brings together findings from research and clinical practice, with comprehensive coverage of the important aspects of epilepsy in persons with intellectual disabilities. It is crucial for professionals involved in the care of persons with all intellectual disabilities to have a broad understanding of the essential range of issues, and therefore this book provides a truly multi-disciplinary perspective, complete with many figures and illustrations to underline the key points.
Undoubtedly, research and clinical practice is much more advanced in the general population than in persons with intellectual disabilities, and so it is important that professionals and academics in the field of intellectual disabilities are made fully aware of ongoing developments in the general population, which will more likely than not become relevant to the intellectually disabled population. Through experience, this book also acknowledges that the impact on the person themselves and on their carers always needs to be taken into account, with treatment programs established with a multi-faceted team approach in mind.
Avoiding the jargon of many titles in this area while maintaining the hands-on approach of clinical practice, this book meshes the practical and scientific worlds, with all chapters written by leading experts in the field.
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About the Author
Vee Prasher is a NHS Consultant in Intellectual Disabilities and visiting Professor of Neuropsychiatry. He qualified in 1985 from the University of Birmingham UK as a Medical Doctor. He initially did neurosurgery training, later general psychiatry, and finally specialised in the field of intellectual disability. He has been actively involved in research in intellectual disability, having published over 100 articles relating to people with intellectual disability. He has completed 3 post doctorate degrees in this field, MMedSc, MD, and PhD. As an editor or author he has published 10 textbooks. He has a recognised international reputation and has been involved in a number of international studies and reports highlighting health issues for persons with intellectual disability.
Professor Mike Kerr studied medicine in Bristol (UK), General Practice in York and Psychiatry in Cardiff. He came to Wales in 1990. His clinical practice is in the epilepsies associated with learning disability and in the assessment and treatment of epilepsy and psychiatric disorder. He has been closely associated with initiatives in improving the public health of people with an intellectual disability including developing the Cardiff Health Check, which is used across England and Wales.
Academically he has published widely on healthcare, epilepsy and intellectual disability and held research grants from many funding bodies. He is chair of the Advisory Board for Wales of Epilepsy Action, a trustee of Epilepsy Research UK and SUDEP ACTION. He is a medical advisor for the Rett Society, The Down Syndrome Association and SUDEP ACTION. He is a member of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) commission on neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy and an editor of the Cochrane collaboration epilepsy group. He has been appointed as a clinical Champion for Wales. He has also been appointed as an Ambassador for Epilepsy by the ILAE and International Bureau for Epilepsy.
Table of Contents
Section I Clinical Issues
1 Introduction M. P. Kerr 3
2 Epilepsy: A General Overview A. Johnston P. Smith 7
3 Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities S. W. Brown 29
4 Diagnosis of Epilepsy in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities P. Martin 43
5 The Differential Diagnosis of Epilepsy S. M. Zuberi 61
Section II Treatment Issues
6 Management of Acute Seizures in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities F. M. C. Besag 85
7 The Use of Antiepileptic Medication in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities J. Wilcox M. P. Kerr 97
8 Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy: An Intellectual Disabilities Perspective V. P. Prasher E. Furlong L. Weerasena 109
9 Resective Surgery for Patients with Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities A. Nicolson 129
Section III Psychosocial Issues
10 Psychopathology in People with Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities J. Dolman M. Scheepers 155
11 Associated Physical Problems of Epilepsy in Intellectual Disabilities C. L. Morgan 181
12 Epilepsy and Cognition M. L. Smith 193
13 Nursing and Community Aspects of Epilepsy in Intellectual Disabmties C. Hanson 209
14 Epilogue - Is This as Good as it Gets? M. P. Kerr V. P. Prasher 225