Using case presentations and insightful analyses, this book illustrates practical points in the management of epilepsy. It provides a readable, up-to-date, and well-balanced yet succinct account of the most important issues in epileptology. It covers diagnosis, classification, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, clinical management, and more. The book contains a chapter that explores non-epileptic attacks of psychological origin and briefly addresses a number of 'organic' causes of non-epileptic attacks. Although the overall emphasis is clinical, the book also delves into underlying basic mechanisms, including pathophysiology, and pediatric epilepsy syndromes. It highlights the management of first seizures and the withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
[MD] - Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Epidemiology 3. Pathogenesis of Epilepsy 4. Neuroimaging of Epilepsy 5. Electroencephalography in Epilepsy 6. Seizure Semeiology 7. Epileptic Syndromes in Neonates and Children 8. Epileptic Syndromes in Adults 9. Pseudoseizures 10. Pharmacokinetics of Anticonvulsants 11. Medical Treatment of Focal Epilepsies 12. Medical Treatment of Generalized Epilepsies 13. Epilepsy and Pregnancy 14. Treatment of Status Epilepticus 15. Epilepsy Surgery