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Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Barr, William B., Morrison, Chris (Eds.)

2015, XIV, 356 p. 17 illus., 11 illus. in color.

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  • Integrates basic research and practical clinical information on the neuropsychology of epilepsy under one cover.
  • Provides inside knowledge on how neuropsychological assessments are performed and evaluated.
  • A┬ácomprehensive reference that will serve as a clinical resource for working with epilepsy patients.

This up-to-date resource offers clinicians a skills-based framework for assessment and treatment of cognitive and emotional problems associated with epilepsy, using current evidence and standardized terminology. Expert coverage reviews widely-used methods for evaluating key aspects of patient functioning (MRI, MEG, electrocortical mapping, the Wada test), and presents guidelines for psychotherapeutic and cognitive remediation strategies in treating comorbid psychiatric conditions. Given the diversity of the patient population, additional chapters spotlight issues specific to subgroups including high- and low-functioning as well as geriatric and pediatric patients. This integrative hands-on approach benefits novice and veteran practitioners across medical and neurological settings seeking guidance on testing, treatment planning, and surgery-related concerns.

Topics featured in the Handbook:

  • Neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan.
  • Evaluating the epilepsy surgical candidate: methods and procedures.
  • The Wada test: current perspectives and applications.
  • Assessing psychiatric and personality disorders in the epilepsy patient.
  • Evaluation and management of psychogenic non-epileptic attacks.
  • Neuropsychological assessment with culturally diverse patients.

Practical and flexible in its coverage, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy serves not only neuropsychologists and neurologists but also primary care physicians such as internists, family physicians, and pediatricians.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Brain mapping - Children with epilepsy - Cognitive remediation - Epilepsy - Epilepsy in children - FMRI - MEG - Movement disorder - Neuropsychological testing - Refractory seizure - Seizure - Seizure disorder - Wada test

Related subjects » Neurology - Neuropsychology - Pediatrics - Surgery

Table of contents 

Section I: Introduction.- Historical Introduction on Epilepsy and Neuropsychology.- Neuropsychological Testing of Patients with Epilepsy.- Section II: Evaluation of the Surgical Candidate.- Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Presurgical Candidate.- The Wada Test.- Extraoperative and Intraoperative Brain Mapping.- Structural Imaging and Quantitative MRI.- Functional Imaging Techniques: fMRI and MEG.- Postoperative Neuropsychological Testing.- Section III. Special Topics.- Children.- Adolescents and Young Adults.- Elderly Patients.- Adults in the Work Force.- Developmentally Disabled Adults.- Psychotherapeutic Approaches.- Cognitive Remediation.- Section IV. Summary and Conclusion.- Future Trends

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