About this book
- Covers in depth what many other similar books only touch on briefly as the differential diagnosis of epilepsy
- The approach (case reports, tables helping readers to distinguish a wide range of conditions from epilepsy) make the book very accessible and clinically useful
- Provides a fascinating and thought-provoking synopsis of the progress of understanding of epilepsy and associated disorders over the last century
Just over a century after the publication of Sir William Gowers' famous last book, The Border-land of Epilepsy, Faints, Vagal Attacks, Vertigo, Migraine, Sleep Symptoms, and their Treatment, this book returns to the "borderland of epilepsy - near it, but not of it", i.e. to disorders which may be mistaken for epilepsy or which are associated with epilepsy and can develop into or out of epileptic seizures.
Internationally recognized experts, provide up-to-date knowledge in all areas covered in Gowers' original publication and also in those borderlands redefined since - including anxiety or hyperventilation attacks, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, epileptic and nonepileptic encephalopathies, autism, autoimmune encephalopathies, Tourette's Syndrome, transient ischemic attacks, transient global amnesia, myoclonus, alcohol-related seizures, hyperekplexia and dyskinesia, stereotypical behaviors, organic personality disorder and episodic dyscontrol syndrome.
The Borderland of Epilepsy Revisited addresses conditions presenting in children, adolescents and adults. Case reports and tables (especially those which address the differential diagnosis of epilepsy and the disorders discussed) make the book accessible and clinically useful.
Readership: Neurologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, neurophysiologists, specialists in Intellectual Disabilities, medical Students, and general practitioners.
Table of contents
1. Introduction, Markus Reuber, Keir Waddington, and Steven Schachter
2. Reflex syncope, Roland D. Thijs, J. Gert van Dijk, and Wouter Wieling
3. Cardiac syncope, Joseph Anderson, Peter O'Callaghan, and Philip Smith
4. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures, Rod Duncan
5. Panic, ictal fear and hyperventilation, Martin Schöndienst and Katrin Lindemann
6. Vertigo / ataxia, Michael von Brevern
7. Migraine, Alexei E. Yankovsky and Frederick Andermann
8. Transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and stroke, Rolf Salvesen and Lars Thomassen
9. Transient global amnesia, Christopher Butler and Adam Zeman
10. Sleep disorders, Paolo Tinuper and Francesca Bisulli
11. Alcohol-related Seizure Disorders, Andriy V.Samokhvalov, Keyghobad Farid Araki, Peter Selby, and Jürgen Rehm
12. Myoclonus, Simon Shorvon
13. Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome, Hugh Rickards
14. Hyperekplexia, kinesogenic and non-kinesogenic dyskinesias, Tove Henriksen and Lena E. Hjermind
15. Autoimmune epileptic encephalopathies, Sarosh Irani, Angela Vincent, and Christian G. Bien
16. Primarily non-epileptic Encephalopathies, Mark Lewis
17. Epileptic encephalopathies and clinical manifestations of abnormal EEG patterns, Luigi D'Argenzio, Suresh Pujar, Gregory L Holmes, and Rod C. Scott
18. Non-epileptic paroxyms in neonates, infants and adolescents, Richard E. Appleton
19. Stereotypical behaviors and sudden non-epileptic behaviors in people with an intellectual disability, Rose Thompson, Keir Waddington, Michael Kerr.
20. Episodic dyscontrol / rage and violence, Roy G. Beran
21. Autism, John R. Hughes
22. Epileptic prodromes, Florian Mormann and Klaus Lehnertz
23. Peri-ictal Dysphoria and the Other Pleomorphic Manifestations of Depression in Epilepsy, Andres M. Kanner
24. Psychosis and Epilepsy, Dominique Flügel
25. Personality and Personality disorder, L. Tebartz van Elst
26. Summary, Markus Reuber and Steven Schacter