1898683433

Cognitive and Behavioural Disorders of Epileptic Origin in Children

Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)

ISBN: 9781898683438

Thierry Deonna (Author), Eliane Roulet-Perez (Author)

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 1st

Publication date: January 2005

Page count: 256

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This book describes the effects that different kinds of epilepsy in children can have on the child’s behavior and cognitive development. It is mainly based on the authors’ extensive studies over many years. These are described in the book, together with the available diagnostic methods and therapies. It is written so that the various professionals dealing with such children (paediatricians, neurologists, psychologists) can see their contribution and have a general view of the complex interrelation between medical psychological and educational problems in these children.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 168

Thierry Deonna (Author)

Thierry Deonna is Honorary Professor and Former Head of the Neuropaediatric Unit of the University Children's Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Eliane Roulet-Perez (Author)

Eliane Roulet-Perez is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • I. INTRODUCTION I
  • 2. COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF EPILEPSY: EPILEPSY AS A
  • NON-PAROXYSMAL DISORDER AND THE CONCEPT OF
  • .COGNITIVE EPILEPSIES' 9
  • 3. EPILEPSY IN THE DEVELOPING BRAIN 14
  • 4. EPILEPSY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS: IDENTIFYING THE
  • DIRECT EFFECTS OF EPILEPSY 28
  • 5. EPILEPSY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS:THE OTHER VARIABLES 44
  • 6. COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDHOOD
  • EPILEPSIES: A LITERATURE REVIEW - WHAT CAN lT TELL US ABOUT
  • THE DIRECT ROLE OF EPILEPSY? 55
  • 7. CHILDHOOD NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (DEVELOPMENTAL
  • COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY IN THE CONTEXT OF EPILEPSY 62
  • 8. EPILEPTIC COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN SPECIFIC EPILEPTIC
  • SYNDROMES OR EPILEPTIC CONDITIONS 8I
  • 9. EPILEPTIC COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN SOME SPECIFIC BRAIN PATHOLOGIES II5
  • 10. EPILEPSY SURGERY lN CHILDREN: AN OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY
  • THE DIRECT ROLE OF EPILEPSY IN COGNITIVE DISTURBANCES 120
  • II. EPILEPSY AND MENTAL RETARDATION:THE ROLE OF EPILEPSY 129
  • 12. DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS AND EPILEPSY 137
  • I3. NEUROPSYCHOLOGICALEVALUATION OF
  • COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL EFFECTS OF EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN 164
  • 14. PRACTICAL CLINICAL ISSUES IN DIAGNOSIS AND ANTIEPILEPTIC
  • DRUG THERAPY 179
  • I5. PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL ASPECTS:
  • SPECIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR EPILEPSIES WITH COGNITIVE
  • MANIFESTATIONS 190
  • I6. ADULT OUTCOME OF CHILDHOOD EPILEPSIES WIIH
  • .COGNITIVE' EPI LEPTIC MANIFESTATIONS: UNEXPECTED
  • LESSONS FROM FOLLOW-UP STUDIES 196
  • 17. CONCLUSIONS 204
  • APPENDIX l: BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES FOR
  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS AND OTHER TOOLS 207
  • REFERENCES 212
  • LIST OF CASE STUDIES 230
  • INDEX 232