Advances in Behavioral Biology

Neuropsychology of Childhood Epilepsy

Editors: Jambaqué, Isabelle, Lassonde, Maryse, Dulac, Olivier (Eds.)

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This book is devoted to the neuropsychological description of childhood epilepsy, a neurolo- cal condition that constitutes one of the most prevalent forms of chronic and disabling childhood illnesses. Indeed, one child out of 20 experiences one or more seizures before the age of 5, and one in a hundred develops epilepsy as a chronic disorder. Approximately half of these children with epilepsy display academic difficulties and/or behavioral disorders. Moreoever, it is now believed that a sizable proportion of children with learning disability suffer from undiagnosed epilepsy. While a great number of textbooks have been devoted to various medical aspects of chi- hood epilepsy (diagnosis, genetics, etiology, drug and surgical treatment, etc.), there have been no comprehensive accounts of the cognitive consequences of this condition. Advance of medical knowledge has shown that childhood epilepsy should not be considered as a single disorder but encompasses a whole range of different conditions that exhibit specific clinical EEG and outcome characteristics. It is not becoming apparent that these various clinical entities have different cognitive expression that yet need to be specified. The purpose of this book is to provide a complete up-to-date analysis of this multi-faceted pathology.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Mechanisms, Classification and Management of Seizures and Epilepsies

    Dulac, Olivier

    Pages 1-11

  • Conventional and Functional Brain Imaging in Childhood Epilepsy

    Hertz-Pannier, Lucie (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Long Term Effects of Status Epilepticus in the Developing Brain

    Leite, João Pereira (et al.)

    Pages 27-34

  • Effects of Focal Lesions, Epilepsy, and Antiepileptic Drugs on Memory Functions

    Mikati, Mohamad A. (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • Ontogenesis of Gabaergic and Glutamatergic Synaptic Transmission

    Gaiarsa, Jean-Luc (et al.)

    Pages 45-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuropsychology of Childhood Epilepsy
Editors
  • Isabelle Jambaqué
  • Maryse Lassonde
  • Olivier Dulac
Series Title
Advances in Behavioral Biology
Series Volume
50
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47612-9
DOI
10.1007/b111137
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46522-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3354-6
Series ISSN
0099-6246
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 290
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