The Comorbidities of Epilepsy Book

The Comorbidities of Epilepsy

  • Author : Marco Mula
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128148785

The Comorbidities of Epilepsy Excerpt :

Epilepsy is one of most frequent neurological disorders affecting about 50 million people worldwide and 50% of them have at least another medical problem in comorbidity; sometimes this is a the cause of the epilepsy itself or it is due to shared neurobiological links between epilepsy and other medical conditions; other times it is a long-term consequence of the antiepileptic drug treatment. The Comorbidities of Epilepsy offers an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of all comorbidities of epilepsy (somatic, neurological and behavioral), by international authorities in the field of clinical epileptology, with an emphasis on epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. This book includes also a critical appraisal of the methodological aspects and limitations of current research on this field. Pharmacological issues in the management of comorbidities are discussed, providing information on drug dosages, side effects and interactions, in order to enable the reader to manage these patients safely. The Comorbidities of Epilepsy is aimed at all health professionals dealing with people with epilepsy including neurologists, epileptologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, epilepsy specialist nurses and clinical researchers. Provides a comprehensive overview of somatic, neurological and behavioral co-morbidities of epilepsy Discusses up-to-date management of comorbidities of epilepsy Written by a group of international experts in the field

Jasper s Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies Book

Jasper s Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies

  • Author : Jeffrey Noebels
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199842599

Jasper s Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies Excerpt :

H.H. Jasper, A.A. Ward, A. Pope and H.H. Merritt, chair of the Public Health Service Advisory Committee on the Epilepsies, National Institutes of Health, published the first volume on Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies (BME) in 1969. Their ultimate goal was to search for a "better understanding of the epilepsies and seek more rational methods of their prevention and treatment." Since then, basic and clinical researchers in epilepsy have gathered together every decade and a half with these goals in mind -- assessing where epilepsy research has been, what it has accomplished, and where it should go. In 1999, the third volume of BME was named in honor of H.H. Jasper. In line with the enormous expansion in the understanding of basic epilepsy mechanisms over the past four decades, this fourth edition of Jasper's BME is the most ambitious yet. In 90 chapters, the book considers the role of interactions between neurons, synapses, and glia in the initiation, spread and arrest of seizures. It examines mechanisms of excitability, synchronization, seizure susceptibility, and ultimately epileptogenesis. It provides a framework for expanding the epilepsy genome and understanding the complex heredity responsible for common epilepsies as it explores disease mechanisms of ion channelopathies and developmental epilepsy genes. It considers the mechanisms of conditions of epilepsy comorbidities. And, for the first time, this 4th edition describes the current efforts to translate the discoveries in epilepsy disease mechanisms into new therapeutic strategies. This book, considered the 'bible' of basic epilepsy research, is essential for the student, the clinician scientist and all research scientists who conduct laboratory-based experimental epilepsy research using cellular, brain slice and animal models, as well as for those interested in related disciplines of neuronal oscillations, network plasticity, and signaling in brain strucutres that include the cortex, hippocampus, and thalamu

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum Book

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309259538

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum Excerpt :

Although epilepsy is one of the nation's most common neurological disorders, public understanding of it is limited. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders that affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans in a variety of ways, and is characterized by unpredictable seizures that differ in type, cause, and severity. Yet living with epilepsy is about much more than just seizures; the disorder is often defined in practical terms, such as challenges in school, uncertainties about social situations and employment, limitations on driving, and questions about independent living. The Institute of Medicine was asked to examine the public health dimensions of the epilepsies, focusing on public health surveillance and data collection; population and public health research; health policy, health care, and human services; and education for people with the disorder and their families, health care providers, and the public. In Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, the IOM makes recommendations ranging from the expansion of collaborative epilepsy surveillance efforts, to the coordination of public awareness efforts, to the engagement of people with epilepsy and their families in education, dissemination, and advocacy for improved care and services. Taking action across multiple dimensions will improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. The realistic, feasible, and action-oriented recommendations in this report can help enable short- and long-term improvements for people with epilepsy. For all epilepsy organizations and advocates, local, state, and federal agencies, researchers, health care professionals, people with epilepsy, as well as the public, Epilepsy Across the Spectrum is an essential resource.

Cognitive and Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy  Insights from Neuroimaging Research Book

Cognitive and Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy Insights from Neuroimaging Research

  • Author : Anja Haag
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2020-07-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889638987

Cognitive and Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy Insights from Neuroimaging Research Excerpt :

Topic editor Dr Clarissa Lin Yasuda has received honoraria from UCB Pharma. All other topic editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.

Epilepsy Book


  • Author : Gregory D. Cascino
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-02-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119432005

Epilepsy Excerpt :

Designed to provide a comprehensive but accessible introduction to epilepsy and seizure disorders, Epilepsy, 2nd edition provides state-of-the-art information in a concise format useful to a wide audience, from neurology residents to epilepsy fellows and practitioners. This illustrated guide to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy is a valuable resource enabling clinicians to stay on top of the latest recommendations for best practice.

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Epilepsy Book

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Epilepsy

  • Author : Marco Mula
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319221595

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Epilepsy Excerpt :

This book is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy, by active authorities in the field, with an emphasis on clinical and management issues. A critical appraisal of the methodology and limitations of current research on the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy is provided, and unanswered questions and controversies are addressed. Pharmacological aspects of management are also discussed in order to enable the reader to manage these patients more safely. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Epilepsy is aimed at neurologists, epileptologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychiatrists, and will also be of interest to psychologists and neuropsychologists, research and specialist nurses, clinical researchers and methodologists.

The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy Book

The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy

  • Author : Michael R. Trimble
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139497893

The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy Excerpt :

Research into the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy has become a central focus of interest in the last five years. Comorbidity of epilepsy with behavioral problems is now recognized widely, and the neuroscientific basis for such comorbidity is an active area of investigation. With an expanded international team of authors, this fully revised new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessor, examining in detail the subtleties of behavioral changes in patients with seizure disorders and offering both a diagnostic and a management perspective. New chapters cover genetic disorders, the effects of epilepsy on social behavior as viewed through theory of mind, a discussion of the precuneus, the importance and nature of peri-ictal psychiatric symptoms, depression and the interictal dysphoric disorder, and the relationship between antiepileptic drugs and suicide. This new edition is a must for anyone involved in diagnosing or managing epilepsy.

Psychiatric and Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy Book

Psychiatric and Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy

  • Author : Nigel C. Jones
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-05-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031032356

Psychiatric and Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy Excerpt :

Many people living with epilepsy also suffer from debilitating psychiatric and cognitive disorders. While these comorbidities have been recognized for centuries, their causation, and relationship to the epilepsy remains clouded in mystery. This volume highlights recent knowledge and findings as well as controversies in our current understanding of behavioral and psychiatric comorbidities of epilepsy.

Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents Book

Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents

  • Author : James W. Wheless
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-10-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118388518

Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents Excerpt :

This book provides the contemporary, caring guidance you need to diagnose and manage seizures in a young patient. Beginning with an overview of the classification of seizure syndromes, the authors take a practical approach to a common but complex clinical challenge. Aimed at both professionals and trainees in neurology, this book will also be a useful guide for all primary health professionals caring for pediatric patients with this condition. It is intended as a foundation for further study into pediatric epilepsy and to serve as a quick, up-to-date reference for the recognition, diagnosis, basic understanding, evaluation and management of this condition in children and adolescents.

Medication Resistant Epilepsy Book

Medication Resistant Epilepsy

  • Author : John M. Stern
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107139886

Medication Resistant Epilepsy Excerpt :

A practical yet comprehensive review of the underlying causes of medication-resistant epilepsy and effective forms of treatment.

Epilepsy Book


  • Author : Associate Professor of Neurology Neuroscience and Molecular & Human Genetics Jeffrey L Noebels
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 1621820947

Epilepsy Excerpt :

"Epilepsy affects millions worldwide and represents a variety of disorders characterized by seizures. This book examines the neurobiological bases of these conditions and current research into treatment strategies"--

Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy Book

Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy

  • Author : Andres Kanner
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 008055959X

Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy Excerpt :

Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy addresses controversial clinical issues of the psychiatric aspects of epilepsy. The book explores the reasons behind the poor communication between psychiatrists and neurologists and suggests potential remedies to this important problem, and two chapters are devoted to examining whether psychiatrists and neurologists are properly trained to recognize and treat conditions that both disciplines commonly encounter in clinical practice. Identification of the causes behind the high rate of comorbidity between epilepsy and mood, anxiety, psychotic and attention deficit disorders is given high priority in the volume, and a specific review of the evidence of common pathogenic mechanisms that may be operant in epilepsy and these psychiatric disorders is included. Recently identified bidirectional relationship between mood disorders and epilepsy and its implication in the course and response to treatment of the seizure disorder are also explored. Several chapters are devoted to rectify common misunderstandings of the use of psychotropic drugs in patients with epilepsy, including the use of antidepressant and central nervous system stimulants. Finally, one chapter explores the possibility of organic causes of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Compiles into one source the important controversial issues of the psychiatric aspects of epilepsy, which have significant implications in clinical practice Authors are internationally recognized authorities in the field of psychiatric aspects of epilepsy

Gates and Rowan s Nonepileptic Seizures Book

Gates and Rowan s Nonepileptic Seizures

  • Author : Steven C. Schachter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-01-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 1107071887

Gates and Rowan s Nonepileptic Seizures Excerpt :

Aids clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of both child and adult patients with this neuropsychiatric disorder, with DVD.

Clinician   s Guide to ADHD Comorbidities in Children and Adolescents Book

Clinician s Guide to ADHD Comorbidities in Children and Adolescents

  • Author : Joseph Sadek
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-09-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319456355

Clinician s Guide to ADHD Comorbidities in Children and Adolescents Excerpt :

The diagnosis and management of ADHD co-occurring with other disorders such as anxiety, depression, tics and substance use remain major challenges for clinicians treating all age groups. This book guides clinicians trough each step in the diagnosis and management of the comorbidity through essential case studies describing psychiatric disorders that frequently occur with child ADHD are well described in every case. Each case includes a diagnosis section and management section and is accompanied by questions and answers concerning the most important aspects in diagnosing and managing of both ADHD and the comorbid disorders. Drawn from actual clinical encounters, the case studies also feature ample current and valid references.