* A clear and concise guide to all aspects of epilepsy
* Hands-on coverage of seizures through to legal and associated social aspects
* Offers advice on classification, diagnosis and treatment
* Provides patient-centred information on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment.
* Suggests answers to frequently asked questions from patients
* Focuses on treatment initiation, what to do when a particular treatment does not work, how to counsel patients about dealing with side effects, how to manage chronic treatments, and when to think about specialist treatments such as surgery.
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, with a prevalence of 4-10/1000 and an incidence of 50-70/100,000 per year. It is often life-long, can appear at any age and includes a diverse group of neurological disorders, which present considerable challenges in diagnosis and management. Therefore, it is a condition that will frequently be seen by GPs and by a wide range of specialist physicians such as neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians, geriatricians as well as allied health professionals such as nurses (in particular epilepsy specialist nurses), EEG technicians, neuropsychologists and researchers with an interest in epilepsy. The diversity of epilepsy syndromes makes it difficult to achieve an adequate level of knowledge and expertise in their management.
Epilepsy is a comprehensive handbook which guides the reader though all aspects of epilepsy, both practical and academic, covering all aspects of diagnosis and management of the patient with epilepsy in a clear, concise and practical fashion. The book appeals to a wide audience by teaching a simple but highly practical method to approaching the classification and diagnosis of epilepsy, and then provides patient-centred information on pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.
Readership: General epileptologists, trainees, consultants and researchers in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuropsychiatry, paediatricians and general physicians, GPs, epilepsy specialist nurses and other health professionals working with people with epilepsy
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