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. 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.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 - What is epilepsy? Incidence, prevalence and aetiology (Henry Smithson & Matthew Walker)
- Chapter 2 Describing and classifying the condition (Colin Ferrie & Matthew Walker)
- Chapter 3 Making the diagnosis - taking a history, clinical examination, investigations (Jan Bagshaw, Colin Ferrie, Mike Kerr)
- Chapter 4 Managing the drug treatment of epilepsy (Colin Ferrie, Mike Kerr Henry Smithson& Matthew Walker)
- Chapter Non-drug treatments including epilepsy surgery (Colin Ferrie, Henry Smithson & Matthew Walker)
- Chapter 6 Prolonged or repeated seizures (Matthew Walker)
- Chapter 7 Special groups: women, children, learning disability and the elderly Jan Bagshaw, (Colin Ferrie & Mike Kerr)
- Chapter 8 Monitoring and review: how to manage the condition long term (Colin Ferrie, Alice Hanscomb &Mike Kerr)
- Chapter 9 Living with epilepsy: information, support and self management (Alice Hanscomb, Henry Smithson)
W. Henry Smithson is a General Practitioner and Acting Head, Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care, Medical School, University of Sheffield
Matthew C. Walker is Professor of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London