1st Edition

Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents



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ISBN 9780849376597
Published July 10, 1995 by CRC Press
336 Pages

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Book Description

The primary aim of this book is to provide up-to-date information for all involved in the care and cure of children and adolescents with epilepsy. The first part of the book describes the clinical manifestation of epilepsy in children and adolescents and focuses on diagnosis and classification. The second and third parts give an extended overview of the current alternatives for drug treatment and surgical interventions. The book gives a comprehensive approach to the prevention of adverse effects of treatment due to attention. The impact of epilepsy on daily life function and the treatment of epilepsy as a chronic condition is discussed.

Table of Contents

Classification of Epilepsies in Children and Adolescents, F.E. Dreifuss
The Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents, J. Overweg and W.C.G. Overweg-Plandsoem
Seizures in the Newborn, W.O. Reiner
The Malignant Epilepsies of Childhood and Adolescence, W.O. Renier
The Benign Epilepsies of Childhood and Adolescence, J. Manelis and M. Dublin
The Neurophysiological Aspects of Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents, A. Martins Da Silva
Established and New Antiepileptic Drugs; an Overview, J.A. Hannah, G.J. Sills, and M.J. Brodie
Why and When to Start Treatment, When to Stop Treatment, B. Echenne
Clinical Aspects of Antiepileptic Treatment, S.W. Brown
Cognative Side-Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs, A.P. Aldenkamp
Current State of Affairs; Epilepsy Surgery In Children and Adolescents, H. Silfvenius
The Neuropsychological Aspects of Epilepsy Surgery, M. Westerveld and K.J. Sass
The Impact of Epilepsy on Cognitive Development and Learning Behavior, A.P Aldenkamp
The Impact of Epilepsy on Behavior and Emotional Development, P.J. Thompson
The Impact of Epilepsy on Social Integration and 'Quality of Life', Th. P.B.M. Suurmeijer
Counseling and Rehabilitation of Children and Adolescents With Epilepsy: The Clinician Point of View, M. Sillanpää
Assessment of Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents With Epilepsy, G.A. Baker and A. Jacoby
Assessment of Quality of Epilepsy Care From Child to Adult: The Clinimetric Point of View, H. Meinardi

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