Children With Seizures

Author: Martin L. Kutscher
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424908
Size: 10,13 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 357

This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength. Part 1 discusses types and causes of seizures, and what to do during a seizure. The medical concepts and technical terminology as well as the available tests and treatments, including anticonvulsant medication, are clearly explained. The author also addresses some of the emotional and social issues that may arise, and there are chapters for kids and teens to read themselves or with their parents. Part 2 covers some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. Further reading and useful contacts are also provided. This reassuring, informal, and upbeat book will reinforce and help clarify the discussion with the child's treating medical professional.

Cognitive Dysfunction In Children With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Author: Alexis Arzimanoglou
Editor: John Libbey Eurotext
ISBN: 9782742005628
Size: 14,38 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 389

Much has been written about the cognitive function of children with epilepsy but despite there being extensive study of the neuropsychological status of adults with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy, it has been more limited in children. Although cognitive development in children is influenced by similar factors to adults, the role of early damage, modification of cerebral organisation and interruption of the learning process are also likely to be important. Devoted to cognitive function and dysfunction in children with temporal lobe epilepsy, this book highlights those domains that demand further research and those for which immediate established techniques for a better global care can be undertaken.

Psychiatric Issues In Epilepsy

Author: Alan B. Ettinger
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781785914
Size: 17,97 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume is a pragmatic, comprehensive guide to evaluation and management of psychiatric problems in patients with epilepsy. The authors critically analyze recent findings on the relationship between seizures and psychiatric disorders and offer practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. Numerous case studies are included. This thoroughly updated edition includes new material on animal models of psychopathology in epilepsy, use of psychotropic drugs in epilepsy, use of antiepileptic drugs in psychiatry, neuroanatomic and neurobiologic bases of psychiatric disorders, neuropsychological evaluation in children with epilepsy, neuropsychological testing in epilepsy surgery candidates, and value and limitations of the forced normalization concept.

Epilepsy On Our Terms

Author: Steven C. Schachter
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195330900
Size: 13,78 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 764

This enlightening book presents the firsthand personal accounts of children with seizure disorders and their parents. In their own words, these children and parents vividly describe the experiences of handling the crisis of the initial seizure, adjusting to the diagnosis of epilepsy, coping with seizures, managing medications and side effects, and dealing with health care providers, teachers, schoolmates, siblings, and friends. Reveals the terror, uncertainty, and frustration felt by children and parents after an initial seizure or a diagnosis of epilepsy. Documents the ongoing trials, tribulations and triumphs of coping with seizures, medication schedules and side effects, health care providers and hospitals, schoolmates, siblings, relatives and friends. These accounts provide realistic insights into the myriad issues encountered in living with childhood epilepsy. The book also includes a straightforward medical discussion of childhood seizures, written in layperson's terms by Dr. Pellock; a glossary of medical terms; and a guide for schoolteachers and parents written by William Murphy, the Executive Director of the Epilepsy Association of Massachusetts. Appendices provide a directory of Epilepsy Foundation of America affiliates; a list of recommended books, publications, and videotapes; and information about the Epilepsy Foundation of America's Winning Kids program.

Children With Epilepsy

Author: Helen Reisner
ISBN: 9780933149199
Size: 10,94 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 444

Offers basic information for parents on the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, special education needs for children, and long-term care plans

Orchestra In Our Brain

Author: Cynthia Fabian
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609767837
Size: 19,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 355

The author uses a musical metaphor as a simple and non-graphic way to explain epilepsy to children, helping them to understand seizures and to learn about people who are different than themselves.

Supporting Children With Epilepsy

Author: Hull Learning Services
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136604898
Size: 15,69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 340

Off-the-shelf support containing all the vital information practitioners need to know about Epilepsy, this book includes * Different types of seizures and what causes them * What to do when a person has a seizure * Advice on how to address school issues * Organizing out of school activities

Practitioner S Guide To Psychoactive Drugs For Children And Adolescents

Author: John Scott Werry
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489900861
Size: 14,44 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 441

Incorporating the latest developments in pharmacology and therapy, this fully revised Second Edition is an ideal quick reference for those who prescribe psychotrophic drugs for young people. New and notable features include: discussions of new drugs and health supplements; revised diagnostic terminology that accords with current DSM-IV nomenclature; reports on anti-epileptic medications; guidelines for the appropriate use of psychoactive medications; and instruction on the monitoring of physical, behavioral, and cognitive effects of various drugs. The handy spiral format makes the book easy to use.

Advanced Therapy In Epilepsy

Author: James W. Wheless
Editor: PMPH-USA
ISBN: 9781607950042
Size: 12,54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 971

A comprehensive, and up-to-date primer on the latest therapeutic advances in the management, and treatment of epilepsy. This Includes practical information on diagnostic criteria for all different syndromes along with detailed discussions of appropriate agents

Epilepsy In Children And Adolescents

Author: Albert P. Aldenkamp
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849376597
Size: 19,72 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 372

The primary aim of this book is to provide up-to-date information for all involved in the care and cure of children and adolescents with epilepsy. The first part of the book describes the clinical manifestation of epilepsy in children and adolescents and focuses on diagnosis and classification. The second and third parts give an extended overview of the current alternatives for drug treatment and surgical interventions. The book gives a comprehensive approach to the prevention of adverse effects of treatment due to attention. The impact of epilepsy on daily life function and the treatment of epilepsy as a chronic condition is discussed.