This volume is a first of its kind, addressed principally to the professional reader. While it is not intended to be exhaustive, its aim is to sketch a broad picture of some of the nondrug and nonsurgical treatment strategies with a demonstrated basis in conventional scientific method. Likewise, though it does not include all those who have contributed to the emergence of this exciting new field, it assembles those authors whose seminal work has earned them international reputations.
This volume's declared purpose is to provide a state-of-the-art guide to methods and techniques in the behavioral treatment of epilepsy and to their basis in theory. The editors hope that it will catalyze the evolution of their acceptance as standard elements, where appropriate, in the clinical activities of independent practitioners, clinics, and agencies that service those with convulsive disorders.
Table of Contents
Contents: D.I. Mostofsky, Y. Løyning, Preface. M.B. Sterman, Sensorimotor EEG Feedback Training in the Study and Treatment of Epilepsy. R. Fried, Breathing Training for the Self-Regulation of Alveolar CO2 in the Behavioral Control of Idiopathic Epileptic Seizures. D.I. Mostofsky, Behavior Modification and Therapy in the Management of Epileptic Disorders. D.T. Williams, T. Walczak, W. Berten, D. Nordli, M. Bergtraum, Psychogenic Seizures. B. Ellertsen, H.R. Eriksen, D.I. Mostofsky, H. Ursin, Exercise and Epilepsy. S. Yehuda, Nutrition, Nutrients, and Epilepsy. D. Schechter, Catamenial Epilepsy. M.S. Myslobodsky, Neuroactive Steroids and Epilepsy. P.A. Anninos, N. Tsagas, Behavior of Epileptic Patients After Magnetic Stimulation. R. Berner, Role of the Community Agency in the Comprehensive Treatment of the Epilepsies. Y. Løyning, H. Bjørnæs, P.G. Larsson, S. Areng, R. Aronsen, A. Bragason, R. Kloster, R. Lossius, Influence of Psychosocial Factors on Seizure Occurrence. C.B. Dodrill, L.W. Batzel, Assessment of Psychosocial and Emotional Factors in Epilepsy. L. Sechrest, S. Maller, Methodology.
"...singularly important, being the first of its kind dedicated as it is to behavioral treatment opportunities for seizure control....it brings the potential power of psychological and behavioral considerations to the inescapable attention of even the most hard-nosed theoretical or applied neuroscientist. It is a book that is a must for every physician and every neurologist....highly recommended as well for psychiatry, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, and allied health personnel and agency officers who work with epileptics and their families. The distinguished editors as well as the publisher deserve our praise and thanks for a well-produced and useful--if perhaps at times controversial and provocative--monograph."
—Journal of Epilepsy