ABC of Epilepsy

Author: W. Henry Smithson


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  • ISBN: 9781444333985
  • Author: W. Henry Smithson
  • Publ Date: 2012-02-20
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 48
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13894

Table of Contents :

Contributors, vii
Foreword, ix
Preface, xi
1 What is Epilepsy? Incidence, Prevalence and Aetiology,1 W. Henry Smithson and Matthew C. Walker
2 Describing and Classifying the Condition, 4 Colin D. Ferrie and Matthew C. Walker
3 Making the Diagnosis Taking a History, ClinicalExamination, Investigations, 9 Jan Bagshaw, Matthew C. Walker, Colin D. Ferrie, Mike P. Kerrand W. Henry Smithson
4 Managing the Drug Treatment of Epilepsy, 14 Colin D. Ferrie, Mike P. Kerr, W. Henry Smithson and Matthew C.Walker
5 Non-drug Treatments Including Epilepsy Surgery,18 Colin D. Ferrie, W. Henry Smithson and Matthew C. Walker
6 Prolonged or Repeated Seizures, 21 Matthew C. Walker
7 Special Groups Women, Children, LearningDisability and the Elderly, 23 Jan Bagshaw, Colin D. Ferrie and Mike P. Kerr
8 Monitoring and Review How to Manage theCondition Long Term, 27 Colin D. Ferrie, Alice Hanscomb and Mike P. Kerr
9 Living with Epilepsy Information, Support andSelf-Management, 30 Alice Hanscomb and W. Henry Smithson
Appendix: Epilepsy Charities, 34
Index, 35


ABC of Epilepsy provides a practical guide for generalpractitioners, and all those working in primary care, on thediagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy, and for thecontinued monitoring and long term support of what is still arelatively poorly understood neurological disorder.

This brand new title in the ABC series is highlyillustrated throughout and presents what epilepsy is, itsclassification, and how to diagnose it. It covers anti-epilepticdrugs and non-drug treatments, as well as self-management andliving with epilepsy.

Edited by a general practitioner and neurologist team, theABC of Epilepsy reflects current NICE guidelines and isideal for all GPs, primary health care professionals, practicenurses and specialist nurses, and non-specialist medical staff whoplay an increasing role in monitoring and managing of epilepsypatients.


This monograph has great utility for clinicians andpatients, and would be a valuable resource for a primary caresetting library. (Doody s, 7 September2012)

Author Biography:

W. Henry Smithson is a General Practitioner and Acting Head,Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care, Medical School, Universityof Sheffield
Matthew C. Walker is Professor of Neurology, UCLInstitute of Neurology, University College London and NationalHospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London


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