Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice

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Demos Medical Publishing, 2008 - Medical - 519 pages
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The field of epilepsy and behavior has grown considerably in the past number of years, reflecting advances in the laboratory and clinic. Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice is the definitive text on epilepsy behavioral issues, from basic science to clinical applications, for all neurologists, psychosocial specialists, and researchers in the fields of epilepsy, neuroscience, and psychology/psychiatry.

Behavioral aspects of epilepsy include a patient's experiences during seizures, his or her reaction during and between seizures, the frequency of episodes and what can be determined from the number of seizures. With contributions by dozens of leading international experts, this is the only book to cover all aspects of this critical emerging science. Adult and pediatric patients, animal models, and epilepsy surgery and its effects are all covered in detail.

uLiBehavioral Aspects of Epilepsy

  • The mechanisms underlying epilepsy and behavior
  • Neurophysiologic function
  • Neuropsychiatric and behavioral disorders in patients with epilepsy
  • The effects of treatments and surgery on behavior
  • Pediatric and adolescent epilepsy
  • Disorders associated with epilepsy that impact behavior
  • And much more
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    About the author (2008)

    Schachter-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Meical School, Boston, MA

    GREGORY L. HOLMES, MD, serves as the Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, and Chief of Neurology at Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire, besides being the President of American Epilepsy Society. His research activities have focused on the delineation, effects and treatment of pediatric/developmental epilepsy. Prof. Holmes has served as a Consultant for Elan, Ortho-McNeil, Neuropace, Pfizer and UCB, in addition to being on the speaker's bureau for Abbott, Cybronics, Elan, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer and UCB. He has lectured internationally at hospitals, medical schools, major epilepsy and neurology associations, as well as served on the editorial boards of 8 epilepsy journals.

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