Schachter S Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy Principles and Practice 2007

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Title: Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy Principles & Practice
Author: Steven C. Schachter, MD, Gregory L. Holmes, MD, Dorothée Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité, MD,MPH

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;Contents: Animal Models; Behavior-Seizure Correlates in Animal Models of Epilepsy; Influence of Environment and Social Factors in Animal Models of Epilepsy; Animal Models of Mood Disorders: Kindling as a Model of Affective Illness Progression; Cognitive and Affective Effects of Seizures: Immature Developing Animals; Cognitive and Behavioral Effects of Seizures: Adult Animals; Cognitive Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs; Mechanisms Underlying Epilepsy and Behavior; The Role of Sprouting and Plasticity in Epileptogenesis and Behavior; Regulation of Neuronal Excitability in the Amygdala and Disturbances in Emotional Behavior; Computer Stimulation of Epilepsy: Implications for Seizure Spread and Behavioral Dysfunction; Clinical Science; Neuroethology and Semiology of Seizures; Neuropsychologic Effects of Seizures; Seizures and Consciousness; Postictal Phenomena in Epilepsy; Behavioral Aspects of Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus; Reflex Epilepsies; Behavioral Precipitants of Seizures; Behaviors Mimicking Seizures in Institutionalized Persons with Epilepsy; Neurophysiologic Function; Memory Impairment and Its Cognitive Context in Epilepsy; Cognition; Atypical Language Organization in Epilepsy; Interictal Perceptual Function; Neurophysiologic Aspects of Frontal Lobe Epilepsy; Social and Emotion Information Processing; Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Disorders in Patients with Epilepsy; Classification of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Epilepsy; Mood Disorders in Epilepsy: Two Different Disorders with Common Pathogenic Mechanisms?; Interictal Dysphoric Disorder; Epilepsy and Anxiety; Biting Behavior as a Model of Aggression Associated with Seizures; Psychosis and Forced Normalization; Conditioning Mechanisms, Behavior Technology; and Contextual Behavior Therapy; Personality Disorders and Epilepsy; Frontal Lobe Behavioral Disorders; Neurophysiologic Correlates of Psychiatric Disorders and Potential Applications in Epilepsy; Effects of Treatment on Mood and NeuroPsychologic Function in Adults; Cognition; Mood; Epilepsy Surgery; Presurgical Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery; Neuropsychological Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Children; Neuropsychologic Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Adults; Psychiatric Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Adults; Indicators of Psychologic Adjustment and Outcome After Epilepsy Surgery; The Myth of Silent Cortex and the Morbidity of Epileptogenic Tissue: Implications for Temporal Lobectomy; Pediatric and Adolescent Epilepsy; Behavioral Aspects of Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes; Psychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy in Children; Behavioral and Psychiatric Effects of Patients with Multiple Disabilities; Family Factors and Psychopathology in Children with Epilepsy; Learning and Behavior: Neurocognitive Functions in Children; The Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and Epilepsy with Continuous Spike-Waves During Sleep; Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs on Psychiatric and Behavioral Comorbidities in Children and Adolescents; Social Competence; Academic Achievement; Psychosocial Intervention in Pediatric and Adolescent Epilepsy;Other Disorders Associated with Epilepsy That Impact Behavior, Mood, and Cognition; Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: An Overview; Conducting Conclusion; Historical Perspectives and Future Opportunities. Treatment Trials for Psychological Nonepileptic Seizures; Cortical Malformations; Chromosomal Abnormalities; Autism; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Migraine in Children and Relation with Psychiatric and Sleep Disorders; Migraine in Adults; Brain Tumors in Children; Brain Tumors in Adults; Sleep; Conclusion; Historical Perspectives and Future Opportunities.;"Written and edited by a lineup of internationally well knownexperts in epilepsy and behavior, this book belongs on the shelf of everyclinician involved in the care of patients with epilepsy… The purpose is to review epilepsy-related behavioral problems and incorporate the complementary findings and insights of behavioral scientists from alliedfields such as neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, psychology, social science,and cognitive neuroscience. Indeed, the editors and chapter authors haveproduced an influential book for current and future clinicians… This is an outstanding new book on the psychiatric complications of epilepsy… It is essential reading for all those who care for patients with epilepsy."–Doody’s Reviews


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