Borderland of Epilepsy Revisited

Borderland of Epilepsy Revisited

By: Markus Reuber (editor), Steven C. Schachter (editor)Hardback

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Just over a century after the publication of Sir William Gowers' famous last book, The Border-land of Epilepsy, Faints, Vagal Attacks, Vertigo, Migraine, Sleep Symptoms, and their Treatment, this book returns to the "borderland of epilepsy - near it, but not of it", i.e. to disorders which may be mistaken for epilepsy or which are associated with epilepsy and can develop into or out of epileptic seizures. Internationally recognized experts, provide up-to-date knowledge in all areas covered in Gowers' original publication and also in those borderlands redefined since - including anxiety or hyperventilation attacks, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, epileptic and nonepileptic encephalopathies, autism, autoimmune encephalopathies, Tourette's Syndrome, transient ischemic attacks, transient global amnesia, myoclonus, alcohol-related seizures, hyperekplexia and dyskinesia, stereotypical behaviors, organic personality disorder and episodic dyscontrol syndrome. The Borderland of Epilepsy Revisited addresses conditions presenting in children, adolescents and adults. Case reports and tables (especially those which address the differential diagnosis of epilepsy and the disorders discussed) make the book accessible and clinically useful.

About Author

Markus Reuber, MD, PhD, FRCP, is Reader in Neurology at the University of Sheffield; and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He is Editor-in-Chief of Seizure, European Journal of Epilepsy. Steven C. Schachter, MD is Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief Academic Officer, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology; and senior epileptologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; all in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy and Behavior.


1. Placing Gowers into Context ; Markus Reuber, Keir Waddington, and Steven Schachter ; 2. Reflex syncope, Roland D. Thijs, J. Gert van Dijk, and Wouter Wieling ; 3. Cardiac syncope, Joseph Anderson, Peter O'Callaghan, and Philip Smith ; 4. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures, Rod Duncan ; 5. Panic, ictal fear and hyperventilation, Martin Schondienst and Katrin Lindemann ; 6. Vertigo / ataxia, Michael von Brevern ; 7. Migraine, Alexei E. Yankovsky and Frederick Andermann ; 8. Transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and stroke, Rolf Salvesen and Lars Thomassen ; 9. Transient global amnesia, Christopher Butler and Adam Zeman ; 10. Sleep disorders, Paolo Tinuper and Francesca Bisulli ; 11. Alcohol-related Seizure Disorders, Andriy V.Samokhvalov, Keyghobad Farid Araki, Peter Selby, and Jurgen Rehm ; 12. Myoclonus, Simon Shorvon ; 13. Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome, Hugh Rickards ; 14. Hyperekplexia, kinesogenic and non-kinesogenic dyskinesias, Tove Henriksen and Lena E. Hjermind ; 15. Autoimmune epileptic encephalopathies, Sarosh Irani, Angela Vincent, and Christian G. Bien ; 16. Primarily non-epileptic Encephalopathies, Mark Lewis ; 17. Epileptic encephalopathies and clinical manifestations of abnormal EEG patterns, Luigi D'Argenzio, Suresh Pujar, Gregory L Holmes, and Rod C. Scott ; 18. Non-epileptic paroxyms in neonates, infants and adolescents, Richard E. Appleton ; 19. Stereotypical behaviors and sudden non-epileptic behaviors in people with an intellectual disability, Rose Thompson, Keir Waddington, Michael Kerr. ; 20. Episodic dyscontrol / rage and violence, Roy G. Beran ; 21. Autism, John R. Hughes ; 22. Epileptic prodromes, Florian Mormann and Klaus Lehnertz ; 23. Peri-ictal Dysphoria and the Other Pleomorphic Manifestations of Depression in Epilepsy, Andres M. Kanner ; 24. Psychosis and Epilepsy, Dominique Flugel ; 25. Personality and Personality disorder, L. Tebartz van Elst

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  • ISBN13: 9780199796793
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780199796793
  • weight: 814
  • ISBN10: 0199796793

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