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Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy
A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
Second Edition
by Alan B. Ettinger

Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy is a pragmatic, comprehensive guide to the 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.

Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy covers:

  • 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
  • Value and limitations of the forced normalization concept


Basic Concepts

  1. Epidemiological Considerations
  2. Models of Psychopathology in Epilepsy: Lessons Learned from Animal Studies
  3. Animal Models of Depression and Epilepsy: The Genetically Epilepsy-Prone Rat
  4. The Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Epilepsy: A Review of Pharmacokenetic, Pharmacodynamic, and Safety Issues
  5. Psychotropic Properties of Antiepileptic Drugs
  6. Cognitive Effects of Antiepilepic Drugs
  7. Neuroanatomical and Neurobiological Bases of Psychiatric Disorders

Diagnostic Evaluations

  1. Psychiatric Evaluation of the Adult and Pediatric Patient with Epilepsy: A Practical Approach for the "Nonpsychiatrist"
  2. Psychiatric Aspects of Pediatric Epilepsy
  3. Neuropsychological Evaluation in Adults with Epilepsy
  4. Neuropsychological Evaluation in Children with Epilepsy
  5. Neuropsychological Testing as Part of a Presurgical Evaluation

Psychiatric Disorders in Epilepsy

  1. Affective Disorders in Epilepsy
  2. Anxiety Disorders in Epilepsy
  3. The Psychoses of Epilepsy
  4. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Problems, and Epilepsy
  5. Personality Disorders in Epilepsy
  6. Aggression in Epilepsy

Paraictal Disorders

  1. Peri-ictal Psychiatric Phenomena: Clinical Characteristics and Implications of Past and Future Psychiatric Disorders
  2. Forced Normalization: Value and Limitations of the Concept
  3. Psychiatric and Cognitive Phenomena as an Expression of Epileptic Encephalopathies

Special Groups

  1. Psychiatric Complications of Epilepsy in the Geriatric Patient: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations
  2. Psychiatric Issues in Patients with Epilepsy and Mental Retardation
  3. Psychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy Surgery

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events

  1. Overview of Psychological Nonepileptic Seizures
  2. Psychopathology and Outcome in Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  3. Treating Patients with Psychological Nonepileptic Seizures

Psychosocial Issues

  1. Social Services in Epilepsy
  2. Health Outcomes in Epilepsy: The Influence of Psychiatric Comorbidity and Other Factors
  3. Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Epilepsy


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Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy
A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
Second Edition
by Alan B. Ettinger

2007 547 pages $109.00 + shipping
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