the comorbidities of epilepsy

The Comorbidities Of Epilepsy
Author: Marco Mula
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-04-20
Pages: 413
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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

Experimental Models Of Epilepsy And Related Comorbidities
Author: Mohd. Farooq Shaikh
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Release Date: 2019-06-19
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Epileptic patients live with epilepsy-associated complications such as cognitive dysfunction, psychological discomfort, and sexual function decline, and are more likely to experience emotional and mental health issues problems, including depression and anxiety. Many antiepileptic drugs are found to have a role in aggravating psychiatric symptoms. Animal models, which inform translational questions about epilepsy comorbidities, are used to study the relationship between epilepsy and related comorbidities. The aim of this Research Topic was to highlight basic, clinical and interdisciplinary research involved in studying the disease and its comorbid effects. Various experimental models are used to understand the mechansims of disease and to discover newer antiepileptic drugs. These experimental models combines the input from behavioral, biochemical and molecular level including genetic.

Cognitive And Psychiatric Comorbidities In Epilepsy  Insights From Neuroimaging Research
Author: Anja Haag
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Release Date: 2020-07-29
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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.

Psychiatric Comorbidity In Epilepsy
Author: Harry McConnell
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 427
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Epilepsy affects 40 million people worldwide. With appropriate treatment most can become seizure free. For a minority of patients who also suffer from psychiatric comorbidity, however, diagnosis and management may be complicated by uncontrolled seizures, associated stigma or by the treatment of the epilepsy itself. Written by the world's foremost authorities on the neuropsychiatric manifestations of epilepsy, Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy is a comprehensive clinical, research, and treatment text for health care professionals -- including psychiatrists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists -- who treat patients with epilepsy and comorbid psychiatric problems. Based on a thorough knowledge of contemporary neuroscience, this book addresses the critical psychosocial and psychiatric issues that can affect patient care, including depression, psychosis, nonepileptic seizure-like events, antiepileptic drug toxicity, and family issues. This book also examines the possible links between the neurobiology of neuropsychiatric illness and the neurobiology of seizures, providing insight into brain behavior relations.

Psychiatric Controversies In Epilepsy
Author: Andres Kanner
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Pages: 344
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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

Handbook Of Epilepsy
Author: Thomas R. Browne
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 278
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Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this best-selling pocket reference is a practical point-of-care guide to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy. In an easy-to-use outline format, the book provides complete, clinically focused information on seizure classification, epilepsies with different ages of onset, situation-related epilepsy, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and all available drug treatments, including dosages, side effects, and drug interactions. This edition's updated coverage of drug therapy includes current American Academy of Neurology guidelines, new drugs, newly approved indications, new information on pharmacokinetics, and results of six registries of antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy. New information on the genetics and molecular biology of several epilepsy syndromes is also included.

Oxford Textbook Of Epilepsy And Epileptic Seizures
Author: Simon Shorvon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Pages: 400
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Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology (OTCN) series, this volume covers the scientific basis, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and epileptic seizures, and is complemented by an online edition.

The Treatment Of Epilepsy
Author: Elaine Wyllie
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 1247
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Serving as a reference on the epilepsies, this fourth edition provides an overview of seizure disorders and contemporary treatment options. It brings together the vital work in the neurosciences, genetics, electroencephalography, pediatric and adult neurology, neuropharmacology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. It also talks about epilepsy surgery.

Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy
Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Pages: 240
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Written by three distinguished epileptologists with a long-standing interest in alternative therapies, this book provides an evidence-based consideration of the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in epilepsy care. Organized by problem, the authors review alternative approaches to epilepsy- related conditions to help physicians, healthcare professionals, CAM providers, and patients understand the options and safely integrate treatments that work into their regimens. The book begins with an overview of the therapies themselves, including herbal remedies, nutrition, alternative pharmacological therapies, physical treatments, and neurobehavioral approaches, and also discusses medication-related considerations and caveats. The next group of chapters covers CAM and preventive approaches to mitigating the effects of epilepsy and epilepsy therapies, such as drug toxicity and side effects of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), seizures, enhancing cognitive function, issues for women (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and managing anxiety and depression. The final part of the book focuses on quality of life and lifestyle modifications to reduce seizure risk, including techniques for stress reduction, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and recreational drugs, and environmental factors. Features of Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy Include: Evidence-based review of CAM therapies for epilepsy Problem-oriented, practical approach to integrating alternative treatments into traditional regimens for healthcare providers Written by distinguished epileptologists with broad clinical experience Addresses all aspects of health for persons with epilepsy (not just seizures) and offers practical suggestions for improving patient care and patient health

Epilepsy And Migraine
Author: Parain D
Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Pages: 133
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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Of Epilepsy
Author: Marco Mula
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Pages: 378
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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.

Advanced Therapy In Epilepsy
Author: James W. Wheless
Publisher: PMPH-USA
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 478
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The social and health consequences of epilepsy on the lives of patients are enormous, and, although diagnosis and providing effective treatments remain challenging, the last decade has brought significant progress. Advanced Therapy in Epilepsy offers a comprehensive review of epilepsy in all of its manifestations: its history, neurophysiology, and newly available diagnostic tools and treatments, including neuroimaging, epileptic drug treatments, immunotherapy, dietary therapy, and surgery. Discussions of psychiatric illness and the social and legal issues associated with epilepsy complete the volume. Because epilepsy affects individuals across the human lifespan from infancy to old age, this book will be a valuable resource to any physician engaged in the care of patients with seizures or epilepsy. An enormous amount of information is presented concisely and clearly, allowing for a quick grasp of the material covered. Fifty-eight chapters have been contributed by authors who have demonstrated expertise in each area of concern. Throughout this textbook the appreciation of the editors and authors for the courage and humanity of their patients informs their approach to this ubiquitous and challenging disorder. Key Features Enormous amount of useful data at very affordable price Coverage of associated co-morbid conditions. Tie-in with other illnesses and recommended treatment (i.e. depression, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, head trauma). CD with videos of the various seizure types, and surgeries Antiepileptic drugs overview: Specific review of each and every drug available today and how to use each to treat specific aspects of epilepsy. Neuroimaging in Epilepsy/MEG and Clinical Neurophysiology. State-of-the-art review of imaging and diagnostic modalities. Easy to read and use to indicate proper application in evaluation and treatment.

Epilepsy
Author: Jong Rho
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Pages: 684
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Epilepsy has afflicted humankind throughout recorded history; yet, it is only in the last half-century, that significant progress has been made in our basic understanding of the epileptic brain. Pivotal advances in drug development and surgical techniques, as well as the emergence of innovative approaches such as electrical stimulation of the nervo

Cognitive And Behavioral Comorbidities In Rolandic Epilepsy
Author: Chaabene mohamed
Publisher:
Release Date: 2017
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Background and aims: Rolandic epilepsy (RE) is the most common form of benign childhood focal epilepsy This epilepsy is characterized by typical interictal-electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns mainly localized in centrotemporal and parietooccipital areas. The aims of our study were to describe of the clinical characteristics and outcomes of RE in our patients and evaluate behavioral and cognitive comorbidities. Method: We conducted a retrospective study of all cases of RE treated by our department from January 2010 to December 2017. The diagnosis was based on characteristic seizure manifestations and the typical EEG pattern of spikes or sharp waves in the centrotemporal area. The medical records of all participants were retrospectively reviewed for demographic information, past medical history, medication history, main seizure type, age of seizure onset, and number of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) currently prescribed. All patients were evaluated using behaviour and social abilities scale. Results: Thirty-four patients had their first seizure between the ages of 3 and 11 years. Most patients presented with simple partial seizures (66%), while 6 patients (21%) developed secondary generalized seizures. Twenty-two patients received anti-epileptic drugs to control recurrent seizures. The mean duration of follow-up was 6 years. Eight patients (28%) exhibited major behavioral problems at school and deficits in concentration. Three patients had intellectual disabilities.Conclusion: RE is a benign childhood epilepsy with generally favorable prognosis. However, a fraction of patients show learning disabilities and behavioral disturbances, particularly during the most active phase, and may require additional or continued therapy.

Case Studies In Epilepsy
Author: Hermann Stefan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-11-22
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Clinical case studies have long been recognized as a useful adjunct to problem-based learning and continuing professional development. They emphasize the need for clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and self-directed learning - all desirable generic skills for health care professionals. Epilepsy is amongst the most frequently encountered of neurological disorders. There are important emerging clinical management issues (e.g., first seizure, therapy-resistant seizures, ICU, pregnancy) but also differential diagnosis of non-epileptic seizures (syncopy, pseudo-seizure, paroxysmal dystonic syndromes, sleep disorders, psychosis, inborn errors of metabolism, etc.). This selection of epilepsy case studies will inform and challenge clinicians at all stages in their careers. Including both common and uncommon cases, Case Studies in Epilepsy reinforces the diagnostic skills and treatment decision-making processes necessary to treat epilepsy and other seizures confidently. Written by leading experts, the cases and discussions work through differential diagnoses, treatments and social consequences in pediatric and adult patients.

Epilepsy In Women
Author: Cynthia Harden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-01-02
Pages: 232
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Epilepsy requires careful management and monitoring through a woman’s life Epilepsy is a complex disease. The hormonal changes women experience, both day-to-day menstrual fluctuations and the longer waxes and wanings of a reproductive lifetime, make the management of epilepsy even more complicated. At some point, the well-being of a second person, a fetus, might also have to be taken into account. Epilepsy in Women provides a detailed guide to this challenge. The wide-ranging approach encompasses all aspects of a woman’s life including: Social and psychological impacts The impact in reproductive life Contraception Pregnancy Fetal health and long term developmental outcomes Lactation Menopause Each practical chapter begins and ends with a case study that demonstrates the more general challenge. The authors develop themes to provide clinical guidance based on evidence and experience. Written and edited by an international cast of experts, Epilepsy in Women provides crucial tips and recommendations for neurologists and gynecologists who need to be aware of the subtle effects of epilepsy on woman’s life.

Models Of Seizures And Epilepsy
Author: Asla Pitkänen
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2017-06-14
Pages: 1178
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Models of Seizures and Epilepsy, Second Edition, is a valuable, practical reference for investigators who are searching for the most appropriate laboratory models to address key questions in the field. The book also provides an important background for physicians, fellows, and students, offering insight into the potential for advances in epilepsy research as well as R&D drug development. Contents include the current spectrum of models available to model different epilepsy syndromes, epilepsy in transgenic animals, comorbidities in models of epilepsy, and novel technologies to study seizures and epilepsies in animals. Provides a comprehensive reference detailing animal models of epilepsy and seizure Offers insights on the use of novel technologies that can be applied in experimental epilepsy research Edited by leading experts in the field that provide not only technical reviews of these models but also conceptual critiques Comments on the strengths and limitations of various models, including their relationship to clinical phenomenology and their value in developing better understanding and treatments

Behavioral Aspects Of Epilepsy
Author: Gregory L. Holmes, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Release Date: 2007-10-15
Pages: 264
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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. Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy is the only source for up-to-date information on a topic that has significant and growing interest in the medical community. This comprehensive, authoritative text has a bench to bedside, approach that covers: 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

Epilepsy And The Interictal State
Author: Erik K. St Louis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Pages: 288
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Epilepsy care traditionally focuses on seizures, yet for most epilepsy sufferers, other interictal factors such as mood, cognitive abilities, and treatment adverse effects most influence how they feel and function day to day. Epilepsy and the Interictal State is a practical and comprehensive text that covers quality of life issues, cognition and therapy, adverse effects of epilepsy treatments, mood state and psychiatric co-morbidity and general health aspects of epilepsy. Each chapter employs a standard structure providing background, epidemiology, pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and further practical advice. From an international team of expert editors and contributors, Epilepsy and the Interictal State is a valuable resource for specialist epileptologists and neurologists, as well as for neurosurgeons, neurology nurses, psychiatrists, family physicians and general practitioners.

Neuropsychology In The Care Of People With Epilepsy
Author: Christoph Helmstaedter, Bruce Hermann, Maryse Lassonde, Philippe Kahane, Alexis Arzimanoglou
Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Pages: 338
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Having appeared in the 1930s in Montreal, standardised neuropsychological evaluation has become an essential tool in the clinical diagnosis and evaluation of surgical epileptic patients. Nevertheless, despite great progress over the last 20 to 30 years in the diagnosis and medical treatment of epilepsy, clinical neuropsychology still remains largely associated with surgical epilepsy, particularly surgery of the temporal lobe. Clinical neurology has still not managed to clear a way in the daily practice with patients with all types of epilepsy despite significant advances in cognitive neuroscience and a large number of clinical studies on epilepsy and cognition. How is it that there are only rarely major advances in the field of clinical neuropsychology? It has long been time for this question to be asked, and for an attempt to be made to bring about changes. This was the aim of the Toronto workshop and the result of this book. Every approach was debated, providing important elements to reflect on and allowing a great forum for exchanges. This book includes the communications from the main participants and comments from some others on specific subjects.