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TitleThe Neuropsychology of Epilepsy [electronic resource] / edited by Thomas L. Bennett
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1992
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Descript XX, 316 p. online resource


This was an exciting project to work on, and I attempted to obtain a broad sampling of current research on the neuropsychology of epilepsy. Because the emphasis of the book takes a neuropsychological perspective on epilepsy, the coverage is not redundant with previous texts on this topic. The book is organized around three themes, although individual chapters certainly often extend beyond the part in which they are located. The three major topics are the nature of epilepsy, cognitive and emotional consequences of epilepsy, and treatment approaches to epilepsy and outcome. In Part I, following a historical overview of epilepsy in Chapter 1 by Sandra D. Haynes and me, Gerald C. McIntosh presents a conceptualization of the epilepsies from a neurologist's perspective. The characteristics of seizure types are discussed, and the etiology of secondary epilepsies is described. Epileptic syndromes are considered. McIntosh outlines clinical seizure patterns associated with seizures originating from different cortical regions


I. The Nature of Epilepsy -- 1 Historical Perspective and Overview -- 2 Neurological Conceptualizations of Epilepsy -- 3 A Multietiological Model of Psychological and Social Dysfunction in Epilepsy -- 4 Neuropsychological Assessment in the Diagnosis of Nonepileptic Seizures -- II. Cognitive and Emotional Consequences of Epilepsy -- 5 Cognitive Effects of Epilepsy and Anticonvulsant Medications -- 6 Behavioral Alterations in Temporolimbic Epilepsy -- 7 Behavioral Syndromes in Epilepsy: A Multivariate, Empirical Approach -- 8 Psychological and Psychosocial Outcome of Anterior Temporal Lobectomy -- III. Treatment Approaches to Epilepsy -- 9 Medical Treatment of Epilepsy -- 10 Neuropsychological Prediction and Outcome Measures in Relation to EEG Feedback Training for the Treatment of Epilepsy -- 11 Criteria and Validity Issues in Wada Assessment -- 12 Functional Hippocampal Assessment with Depth Electrodes -- 13 Neuropsychological Changes after Anterior Temporal Lobectomy: Acute Effects on Memory, Language, and Music -- 14 The Neuropsychology of Corpus Callosotomy for Epilepsy

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