Über den Autor
W. Henry Smithson is a General Practitioner and Acting Head, Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care, Medical School, University of SheffieldrnMatthew C. Walker is Professor of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
Contributors, viirnForeword, ixrnPreface, xirn1 What is Epilepsy? Incidence, Prevalence and Aetiology, 1nW. Henry Smithson and Matthew C. Walkerrn2 Describing and Classifying the Condition, 4nColin D. Ferrie and Matthew C. Walkerrn3 Making the Diagnosis - Taking a History, Clinical Examination, Investigations, 9nJan Bagshaw, Matthew C. Walker, Colin D. Ferrie, Mike P. Kerr and W. Henry Smithsonrn4 Managing the Drug Treatment of Epilepsy, 14nColin D. Ferrie, Mike P. Kerr, W. Henry Smithson and Matthew C. Walkerrn5 Non-drug Treatments Including Epilepsy Surgery, 18nColin D. Ferrie, W. Henry Smithson and Matthew C. Walkerrn6 Prolonged or Repeated Seizures, 21nMatthew C. Walkerrn7 Special Groups - Women, Children, Learning Disability and the Elderly, 23nJan Bagshaw, Colin D. Ferrie and Mike P. Kerrrn8 Monitoring and Review - How to Manage the Condition Long Term, 27nColin D. Ferrie, Alice Hanscomb and Mike P. Kerrrn9 Living with Epilepsy - Information, Support and Self-Management, 30nAlice Hanscomb and W. Henry SmithsonrnAppendix: Epilepsy Charities, 34rnIndex, 35
ABC of Epilepsy provides a practical guide for general practitioners, and all those working in primary care, on the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy, and for the continued monitoring and long term support of what is still a relatively poorly understood neurological disorder.rnThis brand new title in the ABC series is highly illustrated throughout and presents what epilepsy is, its classification, and how to diagnose it. It covers anti-epileptic drugs and non-drug treatments, as well as self-management and living with epilepsy.rnEdited by a general practitioner and neurologist team, the ABC of Epilepsy reflects current NICE guidelines and is ideal for all GPs, primary health care professionals, practice nurses and specialist nurses, and non-specialist medical staff who play an increasing role in monitoring and managing of epilepsy patients.