By William B. Barr,Chris Morrison

Once feared and misunderstood even one of the scientific group, epilepsy has on account that principally been demystified. in addition to the attribute seizures, quite a few cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems are well-known as linked to the situation, and sufferers are discovering aid in clinical administration and/or surgical intervention. now not unusually, neuropsychology has emerged as an immense part in remedy making plans, software improvement, and review of surgical candidates.

 

Geared towards starting in addition to veteran clinicians, the Handbook at the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy deals readers a skills-based framework for review and therapy, utilizing present facts and standardized terminology. professional assurance reports widely-used equipment for comparing key facets of sufferer functioning (MRI, MEG, electrocortical mapping, the Wada test), and offers guidance for psychotherapeutic and cognitive remediation thoughts in treating comorbid psychiatric stipulations. Given the range of the sufferer inhabitants, extra chapters highlight concerns particular to subgroups together with excessive- and low-functioning in addition to geriatric and pediatric sufferers. This integrative hands-on procedure merits various practitioners throughout scientific and neurological settings. issues featured within the Handbook:

 

  • Neuropsychological overview around the lifespan.
  • Evaluating the epilepsy surgical candidate: tools and procedures.
  • The Wada attempt: present views and applications.
  • Assessing psychiatric and character problems within the epilepsy patient.
  • overview and administration of psychogenic non-epileptic attacks.

  • Neuropsychological overview with culturally various patients.

 

Practical and versatile in its insurance, the Handbook at the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy serves not just neuropsychologists and neurologists but additionally basic care physicians corresponding to internists, kin physicians, and pediatricians.

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