Taking Control of Your Seizures

Taking Control of Your Seizures
Author: Joel M. Reiter,Donna Andrews,Charlotte Reiter,W. Curt Lafrance
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN: 9780199335015
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Control of Your Seizures Book Excerpt:

The primary aim of Treating Nonepileptic Seizures: Therapist Guide is to equip physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other practitioners with a validated, step-by-step treatment for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES) that can improve the lives of patients with this disabling disorder. Patients with NES frequently present in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and emergency departments. The disorder has been documented in the medical literature for centuries, and much is known about the phenomenology, seizure characteristics, psychiatric comorbidities, neuropsychological testing, and psychosocial aspects in NES. However, until recently, much less was known about the effective treatments of patients with psychogenic NES. This intervention provides guidance for clinicians in treating patients with NES and is designed to be used in conjunction with the patient workbook, Taking Control of Your Seizures. Session by session, the Workbook facilitates communication between treatment providers and individual patients with seizures. The authors' clinical experience with epilepsy and NES and research in developing the treatment approach for seizures directly informed the treatment model described. Many patients treated with the intervention have demonstrated improvements in seizures, symptoms, and quality of life.

Taking Control of Your Seizures

Taking Control of Your Seizures
Author: Joel Reiter,Donna Andrews,Charlotte Reiter,W. Curt LaFrance
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9780190245795
Category: Convulsions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Control of Your Seizures Book Excerpt:

The primary aim of this workbook is to improve the lives of patients with seizures. Both epileptic seizures and nonepileptic seizures (NES) are prevalent and potentially disabling. The workbook is designed to be used by a patient with seizures in conjunction with his or her counselor and contains step-by-step guidelines that enable patients to take control of their seizures and their lives.

Treating Nonepileptic Seizures

Treating Nonepileptic Seizures
Author: W. Curt LaFrance (Jr.),Jeffrey Peter Wincze
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN: 0199307172
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating Nonepileptic Seizures Book Excerpt:

The primary aim of Treating Nonepileptic Seizures: Therapist Guide is to equip physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other practitioners with a validated, step-by-step treatment for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES) that can improve the lives of patients with this disabling disorder. Patients with NES frequently present in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and emergency departments. The disorder has been documented in the medical literature for centuries, and much is known about the phenomenology, seizure characteristics, psychiatric comorbidities, neuropsychological testing, and psychosocial aspects in NES. However, until recently, much less was known about the effective treatments of patients with psychogenic NES. This intervention provides guidance for clinicians in treating patients with NES and is designed to be used in conjunction with the patient workbook, Taking Control of Your Seizures. Session by session, the Workbook facilitates communication between treatment providers and individual patients with seizures. The authors' clinical experience with epilepsy and NES and research in developing the treatment approach for seizures directly informed the treatment model described. Many patients treated with the intervention have demonstrated improvements in seizures, symptoms, and quality of life.

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
Author: Barbara A. Dworetzky,Gaston Baslet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-04-12
ISBN: 019026506X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Book Excerpt:

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are attacks that mimic epileptic seizures, but are not caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Instead, PNES are typically considered involuntary expressions of distress, making diagnosis and treatment a challenge. Historically, patients are referred to neurologists who, after completing a diagnostic work up, refer patients to mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, for treatment. For a number of reasons, this transition of care between specialists is often not successful, and this impacts patient treatment and outcomes. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Toward the Integration of Care offers new insights into the practical diagnostic and treatment challenges faced by clinicians who manage this condition. This book covers the different stages of care, from the initial evaluation to long-term outcomes, and highlights the need to work collaboratively to provide patients with comprehensive care and improved outcomes. It provides up-to-date evidence and shares clinical expertise for the management of this challenging diagnosis that requires the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team. The authors provide a new framework on how to conceptualize and manage this disorder to more effectively address the needs of patients.

Gates and Rowan s Nonepileptic Seizures

Gates and Rowan s Nonepileptic Seizures
Author: W. Curt LaFrance, Jr,Steven C. Schachter
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 1107110726
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gates and Rowan s Nonepileptic Seizures Book Excerpt:

Describes NES, the population, current research and treatments presenting current best-practice and novel developments in the field.

Niedermeyer s Electroencephalography

Niedermeyer s Electroencephalography
Author: Fernando H. Lopes da Silva
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1264
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190228482
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Niedermeyer s Electroencephalography Book Excerpt:

Niedermeyer's Electroencephalography: Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields, Seventh Edition keeps the clinical neurophysiologist on the forefront of medical advancements. This authoritative text covers basic neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuroimaging to provide a better understanding of clinical neurophysiological findings. This edition further delves into current state-of-the-art recording EEG activity both in the normal clinical environment and unique situations such as the intensive care unit, operating rooms, and epilepsy monitoring suites. As computer technology evolves, so does the integration of analytical methods that significantly affect the reader's interpretations of waveforms and trends that are occurring on long-term monitoring sessions. Compiled and edited by Donald L. Schomer and Fernando H. Lopes da Silva, along with a global team of experts, they collectively bring insight to crucial sections including basic principles of EEG and MEG, normal EEG, EEG in a clinical setting, clinical EEG in seizures and epilepsy, complementary and special techniques, event-related EEG phenomena, and shed light on the future of EEG and clinical neurophysiology. Akin to an encyclopedia of everything EEG, this comprehensive work is perfect for neurophysiology fellows, as well as neurology, neurosurgery, and general medical residents, and for the interns and medical students, and is a one-stop-shop for anyone training in EEG or preparing for neurophysiology or epilepsy board exams.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Author: David B. Arciniegas,Stuart C. Yudofsky,Robert E. Hales
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN: 1615371877
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

For more than three decades, the Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences has been the gold standard for understanding the structural and functional foundations and rapidly evolving knowledge base of neuropsychiatric disorders. In the new edition, the esteemed editors have undertaken a complete reorganization, reconceptualizing the way the material is presented and integrating considerations of neuropsychiatric symptoms, syndromes, and treatments into chapters addressing the neuropsychiatry of neurodevelopmental disorders, acquired neurological conditions, neurodegenerative disorders, and primary psychiatric disorders. The result is a text that flows easily and logically from general principles to specific diagnostic tools and conditions, making it a clinically relevant and eminently practical guide for medical students and residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, as well as a broad range of professionals who work in diverse clinical settings (e.g., the general hospital setting, physical medicine/rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric institutes, community mental health centers, alcohol and chemical dependency programs, and outpatient services and doctors' offices).The book possesses a multitude of useful attributes and features: The new edition is thoroughly compatible with the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The chapters are complete unto themselves, allowing for easy retrieval and use by clinicians facing daily challenges in the field. Extensive references allow for further research and study in quieter moments. Chapters on specific disorders have consistent structures, where appropriate. For example, the chapter on "Autism Spectrum Disorders" has sections on background, prevalence, etiology, neurobiology, clinical presentation, assessment, differential diagnosis, comorbidity, research, interventions and treatment, and medication. The prestigious roster of contributors boasts both luminaries and emerging leaders in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry, providing readers with diverse perspectives. The material is supported by scores of tables, graphs, and illustrations, including PET, CT, and MRI images. Neuropsychiatry has come a long way from the days when patients with neuropsychiatric conditions routinely fell through the cracks of the healthcare system. The Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences provides comprehensive, current, and evidence-based coverage in a forward-looking volume to train a new generation of clinicians in this important work.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Sixth Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences  Sixth Edition
Author: David B. Arciniegas, M.D.,Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.,Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN: 158562487X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Sixth Edition Book Excerpt:

In this thoroughly revised and restructured sixth edition, the editors offer a modern reconsideration of the core concepts, conditions, and approaches in neuropsychiatry, providing clinicians with the knowledge and tools they need to practice in this demanding field.

Prevention in Mental Health

Prevention in Mental Health
Author: Marco Colizzi,Mirella Ruggeri
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030979067
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prevention in Mental Health Book Excerpt:

The book brings together into a single text the interrelated but different research efforts to translate the current evidence on risk and outcome of severe mental disorders into a preventive perspective. The book also introduces a holistic approach to prevention in mental health, by combining biological, psychological and environmental evidence that attempts to blunt the risk and reduce the number of individuals with mental health vulnerabilities who eventually progress to the manifestation of a severe mental disorder. Finally, the book wants also to highlight the possibility to overcome the single disorder-oriented preventive approach in an attempt to intercept a wider at-risk youth population and explore clinical research areas underperformed where future efforts will have to concentrate. Mental health problems have their peak of incidence during the transition from childhood to young adulthood, interesting up to 20% adolescents. Half of those eventually developing such difficulties experience clinically relevant mental distress by the age of 14. Even more importantly, the symptomatic onset is generally anticipated by non-specific warning signs of psychosocial impairment potentially evolving in any severe mental disorder. This is of crucial importance, as almost one in two health problems contributing to the global disease burden across the 0-25 age span is a mental disorder. The search for preventive strategies among youth has developed over the past 2-3 decades, invigorated by a rethinking of mental disorders' ineluctable prodromal phase into a period where the trajectory of illness can be slowed down, blunted, or even halted. The paradigms for implementing preventing approaches in mental health have often developed independent of each other. This book aims at summarizing the available evidence and make a step towards a more mature vision of the potentialities of promotion and prevention in mental health.

Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient

Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient
Author: Barry S. Fogel,Donna B. Greenberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1248
Release: 2015-05-28
ISBN: 0190226293
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient Book Excerpt:

The third edition of Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient brings a classic reference text into the twenty-first century. It combines critical scholarship with the voice of expert clinicians who work at the interface of psychiatry with medical specialties. It is meant to be read for pleasure as well as consulted as a reference. The editors have worked with the authors to bring a consistent perspective to the book - one that sees the medical psychiatrist as an agent for bringing a more comprehensive perspective to medical care. Even seasoned and knowledgeable practitioners will find much that is new to them in this book. The volume covers topics in depth that other books in the field may not cover at all, such as the use of herbal and nutritional therapies for medical-psychiatric symptoms and syndromes, and the choice of questionnaires to supplement history-taking. It looks at old topics in a new way: The chapter on the physical examination applies psychometric considerations to the Babinski sign, describes the method and application of quantitative bedside olfactory testing, and discusses smartphone apps to improve the sensitivity of the examination. Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, 3rd Edition provides concepts and information to facilitate the dialogue between psychiatrists and general medical specialists - minimizing psychiatric jargon and speaking in the common language of caring and curious physicians.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
Author: Amy Wenzel
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 4200
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 1506353223
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology Book Excerpt:

Abnormal and clinical psychology courses are offered in psychology programs at universities worldwide, but the most recent major encyclopedia on the topic was published many years ago. Although general psychology handbooks and encyclopedias include essays on abnormal and clinical psychology, such works do not provide students with an accessible reference for understanding the full scope of the field. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, a 7-volume, A-Z work (print and electronic formats), will be such an authoritative work. Its more than 1,400 entries will provide information on fundamental approaches and theories, various mental health disorders, assessment tools and psychotherapeutic interventions, and the social, legal, and cultural frameworks that have contributed to debates in abnormal and clinical psychology. Key features include: 1,400 signed articles contained in 7 volumes and available in choice of print and/or electronic formats Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping related entries thematically Back matter includes a Chronology, Resource Guide, Bibliography, and detailed Index Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References between and among entries all combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version.

Neuropsychiatry An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Neuropsychiatry  An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Author: Vassilis E Koliatsos
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN: 0323789528
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychiatry An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America Book Excerpt:

This issue of Psychiatric Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Vassilis E. Koliatsos will cover Neuropsychiatry. This issue is one of four each year selected by our series consulting editor, Dr. Harsh Trivedi of Sheppard Pratt Health System. Topics in this issue include: The clinical neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders; New developments in impulse control disorders; Schizophrenia as a neurodevelopmental phenotype; Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy; New developments in addiction; The clinical neuroscience of acquired brain injury; New developments in frontotemporal dementia; Lewy body degenerations as neuropsychiatric disorders; Neuropsychiatric challenges in Alzheimer’s disease; and New pharmacological approaches in Neuropsychiatry, among others.

Concise Guide to Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Third Edition

Concise Guide to Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology  Third Edition
Author: John J. Barry, M.D.,Sepideh Bajestan, M.D., Ph.D.,Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D.,Michael R. Trimble, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Psych
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2022-05-27
ISBN: 1615374094
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concise Guide to Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Third Edition Book Excerpt:

"This third edition of this popular pocket guide is updated throughout, featuring new medications and new diagnostic procedures and criteria. Like the previous editions, it presents brief synopses of the major neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral syndromes, discusses their clinical assessment, and provides guidelines for management. The authors summarize diagnostic and treatment information in easy-to-read tables, including clinical features, underlying pathophysiology, and treatment options for the major neuropsychiatric disorders. They cover everything from assessment (e.g., testing, brain imaging) and relevant neurophysiology and neuropsychiatry symptoms and syndromes (e.g., frontal lobe, aphasia and related syndromes) to individual diseases (e.g., right-brain disorders, memory disorders, epilepsy/limbic system disorders, dementia and delirium, movement disorders, stroke and brain tumors, white matter diseases and inborn errors of metabolism, and head injury) and the latest treatments (e.g., neuropsychopharmacology, electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, and neurosurgical procedures). An immediately useful clinical companion for psychiatrists and geriatric psychiatrists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists both within the U.S. and abroad, this volume is also exceptionally practical for students and residents because of its broad scope and easily accessible information"--

Active Learning Workbook for Wilkins Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

Active Learning Workbook for Wilkins    Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist
Author: Jane F. Halaris,Charlotte J. Wyche
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN: 1975106903
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Learning Workbook for Wilkins Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist Book Excerpt:

Designed to accompany Wilkins' Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, Thirteenth Edition, this engaging active-learning workbook reinforces important concepts of the main text

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy
Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD,Steven V. Pacia, MD,Steven C. Shachter, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2005-05-01
ISBN: 9781934559086
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy Book Excerpt:

Epilepsy is a difficult illness to control; up to 35% of patients do not respond fully to traditional medical treatments. For this reason, many sufferers choose to rely on or incorporate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into their treatment regimens. Written for physicians, knowledgeable laypersons, and other professionals, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy bridges the worlds of traditional medicine and CAM to foster a broader perspective of healthcare for patients. The book respects cultural differences that may incorporate alternative medicine into a medical management program, and encourages patients to safely continue receiving necessary medical treatments. Wherever possible, scientific evidence supports the choice of treatment modalities, as well as the effectiveness of a combined traditional and CAM approach. Readers will find incisive discussions in sections on: Learning to Reduce Seizures Asian, Herbal and Homeopathic Therapies Nutritional Therapies Alternative Medical Therapies Oxygen Therapies Manipulation and Osteopathic Therapies Music, Art, and Pet Therapies From stress and epilepsy, to acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapies, homeopathy, ketogenic diets, aromatherapy, hypnosis, and more, the book is all-inclusive and enlightening. Additional commentary by the editors provides a critical vantage point from which to interpret the data and viewpoints of the contributors, all experts in the therapies presented. This balanced, scientific approach will appeal to even those most skeptical of alternative therapies, making the book essential for every professional who seeks to provide the broadest range of effective patient care.

Functional Neurologic Disorders

Functional Neurologic Disorders
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 0128018496
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Neurologic Disorders Book Excerpt:

Functional Neurologic Disorders, the latest volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, summarizes state-of-the-art research findings and clinical practice on this class of disorders at the interface between neurology and psychiatry. This 51-chapter volume offers an historical introduction, chapters on epidemiology and pathophysiolology, a large section on the clinical features of different type of functional neurologic symptoms and disorders (including functional movement disorders, non-epileptic seizures, dizziness, vision, hearing, speech and cognitive symptoms), and then concluding with approaches to therapy. This group of internationally acclaimed experts in neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience represent a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, chosen for their ability to write clearly and concisely with an eye toward a clinical audience. This HCN volume sets a new landmark standard for a comprehensive, multi-authored work dealing with functional neurologic disorders (also described as psychogenic, dissociative or conversion disorders). Offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach for the care of patients with functional disorders seen in neurologic practice, leading to more efficient prevention, management, and treatment Provides a synthesis of research efforts incorporating clinical, brain imaging and neurophysiological studies Fills an existing gap between traditional neurology and traditional psychiatry Contents include coverage of history, epidemiology, clinical presentations, and therapy Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field, the broadest, most expert coverage available

Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy

Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy
Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD,Steven C. Schachter,Steven V. Pacia, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2012-06-19
ISBN: 1936287323
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Therapies For Epilepsy Book Excerpt:

"Written by three distinguished epileptologists with a long-standing interest in alternative therapies, this book provides an evidence-based consideration of the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in epilepsy care. Organized by problem, the authors review alternative approaches to epilepsy- related conditions to help physicians, healthcare professionals, CAM providers, and patients understand the options and safely integrate treatments that work into their regimens. The book begins with an overview of the therapies themselves, including herbal remedies, nutrition, alternative pharmacological therapies, physical treatments, and neurobehavioral approaches, and also discusses medication-related considerations and caveats. The next group of chapters covers CAM and preventive approaches to mitigating the effects of epilepsy and epilepsy therapies, such as drug toxicity and side effects of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), seizures, enhancing cognitive function, issues for women (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause), and managing anxiety and depression. The final part of the book focuses on quality of life and lifestyle modifications to reduce seizure risk, including techniques for stress reduction, sleep disturbances and aids to normalize, alcohol and recreational drugs, and environmental factors. Features of Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy Include: Evidence-based review of CAM therapies for epilepsy Problem-oriented, practical approach to integrating alternative treatments into traditional regimens for healthcare providers Written by distinguished epileptologists with broad clinical experience Addresses all aspects of health for persons with epilepsy (not just seizures) and offers practical suggestions for improving patient care and patient health "

Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy

Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy
Author: Alan B. Ettinger,Andres M. Kanner
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780781785914
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy Book Excerpt:

This volume is a pragmatic, comprehensive guide to evaluation and management of psychiatric problems in patients with epilepsy. The authors critically analyze recent findings on the relationship between seizures and psychiatric disorders and offer practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. Numerous case studies are included. This thoroughly updated edition includes new material on animal models of psychopathology in epilepsy, use of psychotropic drugs in epilepsy, use of antiepileptic drugs in psychiatry, neuroanatomic and neurobiologic bases of psychiatric disorders, neuropsychological evaluation in children with epilepsy, neuropsychological testing in epilepsy surgery candidates, and value and limitations of the forced normalization concept.

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women
Author: Mary Angela O’Neal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN: 3030042456
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive resource covers a range of women’s health issues and their intersection with neurologic and psychiatric disease. Chapters feature high quality, integrated information based on leading-edge research on gender-specific care and are grouped by reproductive years, pregnancy and health, and aging. Emerging science regarding sex differences in neurological and psychiatric illnesses, including anxiety, reproductive health, conversion disorders, depression and ethical issues in pregnancy, stroke risk factors, and successful aging strategies are covered along with clinical application of this knowledge to the delivery of care. In addition, in those medical problems that afflict both men and women, authors will point out the different risks, prevalence, presentations, and responses to treatments or outcomes in women. Written by renowned experts in the field, this textbook will thoroughly address the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, and obstetrics and expanding their understanding of concerns unique to female patients.

Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy

Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy
Author: Andres Kanner,Steven C. Schachter
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010-07-28
ISBN: 9780080559599
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy Book Excerpt:

Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy addresses controversial clinical issues of the psychiatric aspects of epilepsy. The book explores the reasons behind the poor communication between psychiatrists and neurologists and suggests potential remedies to this important problem, and two chapters are devoted to examining whether psychiatrists and neurologists are properly trained to recognize and treat conditions that both disciplines commonly encounter in clinical practice. Identification of the causes behind the high rate of comorbidity between epilepsy and mood, anxiety, psychotic and attention deficit disorders is given high priority in the volume, and a specific review of the evidence of common pathogenic mechanisms that may be operant in epilepsy and these psychiatric disorders is included. Recently identified bidirectional relationship between mood disorders and epilepsy and its implication in the course and response to treatment of the seizure disorder are also explored. Several chapters are devoted to rectify common misunderstandings of the use of psychotropic drugs in patients with epilepsy, including the use of antidepressant and central nervous system stimulants. Finally, one chapter explores the possibility of organic causes of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Compiles into one source the important controversial issues of the psychiatric aspects of epilepsy, which have significant implications in clinical practice Authors are internationally recognized authorities in the field of psychiatric aspects of epilepsy