Epilepsy (Oxford Neurology Library)

Epilepsy (Oxford Neurology Library)

By: Simon D. Shorvon (author)Paperback

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Epilepsy is a common condition, and approximately 3% of the general population will experience a seizure at some point in their lives. The average GP in the UK will have responsibility for about 10 patients with active epilepsy, and about 10-20% of all neurological and paediatric consultations are concerned with epilepsy. Part of the Oxford Neurology Library, this pocketbook is intended to serve as a practical guide for the busy clinician and to summarise, in a clear and concise manner, the clinical presentations, differential diagnosis and investigations and management of this condition, in children and adults. The treatment of epilepsy has been much improved in recent years by the introduction of many new and effective antiepileptic drugs - and this book places strong emphasis on the principles and practice of antiepileptic drug treatment. This book will serve as a useful quick reference to all clinicians who treat patients with epilepsy.

About Author

Simon Shorvon is a Professor of Neurology at the Institute of Neurology of University College London, and a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK. He trained at Trinity College, Cambridge University, and St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London University. He currently holds the positions of 2nd Vice-President of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) (1993 -1997) and member of Executive Committee, is Member of five international Journals editorial boards, and has published over 260 Articles in scientific peer review journals and 18 books.


1. Definition and frequency of epilepsy ; 2. Clinical forms of epilepsy ; 3. The causes of epilepsy ; 4. The differential diagnosis and investigation of epilepsy ; 5. Principles of treatment of epilepsy ; 6. Antiepileptic drugs ; 7. Epilepsy surgery ; 8. Emergency treatment of epileptic seizures ; 9. Psychosocial aspects of epilepsy

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199560042
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780199560042
  • weight: 164
  • ISBN10: 0199560048

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