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Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

ISBN: 9780781721769
Publisher: LWW
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2001-03-15
Number of pages: 400
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This volume is the first comprehensive, clinically oriented guide devoted exclusively to the evaluation and management of psychiatric problems in patients with epilepsy. The authors critically analyze recent findings on the complex relationship between seizures and psychiatric disorders and offer practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. Case studies and summary tables are used throughout the text.Topics covered include the association of depression with epilepsy, the psychotropic properties of anticonvulsant drugs, the relation between seizure frequency and psychiatric symptoms, the effects of epilepsy surgery on psychopathology, and the psychiatric aspects of pediatric epilepsy. The book also addresses psychosocial and quality-of-life issues in epilepsy.

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