Handbook of Epilepsy
Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this best-selling pocket reference is a practical point-of-care guide to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy. In an easy-to-use outline format, the book provides complete, clinically focused information on seizure classification, epilepsies with different ages of onset, situation-related epilepsy, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and all available drug treatments, including dosages, side effects, and drug interactions. Close attention is also given to special problems arising in the management of elderly patients, women, and children with seizure disorders.
This edition includes a revised classification of epilepsy syndromes, several newly identified syndromes, and new clinical guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. The authors provide complete information on new antiepileptic drugs such as levetiracetam and new formulations, indications, and dosing schedules for older drugs. Also included are timely discussions on the neuropsychological effects of seizures and antiepileptic drugs and the long-term efficacy of vagal nerve stimulation.