Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice

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Steven C. Schachter, Gregory L. Holmes, MD, Dorothée Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité
Demos Medical Publishing, Oct 15, 2007 - 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 (2007)

    Steven C. Schachter, MD is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School; Director of Research, Department of Neurology and Director of Research Subject Safety at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston; Associate Director of Clinical Research, Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School; and Director of NeuroTechnology for the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, Boston. He is second vice-president of the American Epilepsy Society.

    Gregory L. Holmes, MD is Chair and Professor of Neurology, Dartmouth Medical School. / Doroth? e Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenit? , MD,MPH - Doroth? e G A Kasteleijn- Nolst Trenit? is is Associate Professor, Medical Genetics, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and has a Marie Curie Chair on Visual Sensitivity (FP6 European research program), University Ç La Sapienza,Ç Rome.

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