Thoroughly updated for its Fourth 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.
This edition's updated coverage of drug therapy includes current American Academy of Neurology guidelines, new drugs, newly approved indications, new information on pharmacokinetics, and results of six registries of antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy. New information on the genetics and molecular biology of several epilepsy syndromes is also included.
Chapter 1: Epilepsy: Definitions and Background Chapter 2: Types of Seizures Chapter 3: Epilepsies with Onset at All Ages: Symptomatic and Probably Symptomatic Focal Epilepsies Chapter 4: Epilepsies with Neonatal Onset (Birth to 2 Months): Focal and Generalized Epilepsies Chapter 5: Epilepsies with Onset During Infancy (2 to 12 Months Chapter 6: Epilepsies with Childhood Onset (1 to 12 Years) Chapter 7: Epilepsies with Juvenile and Adult Onset (12 Years and Older Chapter 8: Seizures Not Necessarily Requiring a Diagnosis of Epilepsy Chapter 9: Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis Chapter 10: Management Chapter 11: Antiepileptic Drugs Chapter 12: Status Epilepticus Chapter 13: Special Considerations in Women and the Elderly Chapter 14: Comorbidities Chapter 15: Counseling Subject Index