This 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.
Edited 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.
1 What is Epilepsy? Incidence, Prevalence and Aetiology, 1W. Henry Smithson and Matthew C. Walker
2 Describing and Classifying the Condition, 4Colin D. Ferrie and Matthew C. Walker
3 Making the Diagnosis Taking a History, Clinical Examination, Investigations, 9Jan Bagshaw, Matthew C. Walker, Colin D. Ferrie, Mike P. Kerr and W. Henry Smithson
4 Managing the Drug Treatment of Epilepsy, 14Colin D. Ferrie, Mike P. Kerr, W. Henry Smithson and Matthew C. Walker
5 Non–drug Treatments Including Epilepsy Surgery, 18Colin D. Ferrie, W. Henry Smithson and Matthew C. Walker
6 Prolonged or Repeated Seizures, 21Matthew C. Walker
7 Special Groups Women, Children, Learning Disability and the Elderly, 23Jan Bagshaw, Colin D. Ferrie and Mike P. Kerr
8 Monitoring and Review How to Manage the Condition Long Term, 27Colin D. Ferrie, Alice Hanscomb and Mike P. Kerr
9 Living with Epilepsy Information, Support and Self–Management, 30Alice Hanscomb and W. Henry Smithson
Appendix: Epilepsy Charities, 34