Epilepsy and intellectual disabilities

This second edition of a successful book provides updated clinical and research knowledge, including information on the licensing of new antiepileptic drugs. All chapters are updated to reflect present accepted practice and new chapters highlighting the importance of the genetic aspects of epilepsy,...

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Other Authors: Prasher, Vee P.,, Kerr, Mike,, SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Switzerland : Springer, 2016.
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
Edition: Second edition.
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Summary: This second edition of a successful book provides updated clinical and research knowledge, including information on the licensing of new antiepileptic drugs. All chapters are updated to reflect present accepted practice and new chapters highlighting the importance of the genetic aspects of epilepsy, nonpharmacological treatments, and the impact of epilepsy on families and carers have been added. Ongoing developments in the general population, which will more likely than not become relevant to the intellectually disabled population, are discussed. The impact of epilepsy on the person themselves and their carers is acknowledged, and person-centred treatment programs with a multifaceted team approach are proposed. This book is aimed at physicians and residents in neurology and pediatrics, as well as other practitioners working with this population, such as neuropsychologists. Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities, Second Edition is recommended reading for all those caring for this important group of individuals.
Item Description: This second edition of a successful book provides updated clinical and research knowledge, including information on the licensing of new antiepileptic drugs. All chapters are updated to reflect present accepted practice and new chapters highlighting the importance of the genetic aspects of epilepsy, nonpharmacological treatments, and the impact of epilepsy on families and carers have been added. Ongoing developments in the general population, which will more likely than not become relevant to the intellectually disabled population, are discussed. The impact of epilepsy on the person themselves and their carers is acknowledged, and person-centred treatment programs with a multifaceted team approach are proposed. This book is aimed at physicians and residents in neurology and pediatrics, as well as other practitioners working with this population, such as neuropsychologists. Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities, Second Edition is recommended reading for all those caring for this important group of individuals.
Section I: Clinical Issues -- Introduction -- Epilepsy: A General Overview -- Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities -- Diagnosis of Epilepsy in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities -- The Differential Diagnosis of Epilepsy -- Section II: Treatment Issues -- Management of Acute Seizures in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities -- The Use of Antiepileptic Medication in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Serious Conundrum -- Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy: An Intellectual Disabilities Perspective -- Resective Surgery for Patients with Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities -- Non-pharmacological Management of Epilepsy in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- Section III: Psychosocial Issues -- Psychopathology in People with Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities -- Associated Physical Problems of Epilepsy in Intellectual Disabilities -- Epilepsy and Cognition -- Nursing and Community Aspects of Epilepsy in Intellectual Disabilities -- Impact of Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities on Family Life -- Epilogue?Death and Love in Epilepsy.
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
ISBN: 9783319391441
3319391445