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Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy

Lieven Lagae

ISBN: 978-1-909-96287-3 June 2017 192 Pages


For many parents, cognitive and behavioral comorbidities, such as ADHD, autism and intellectual disability, are the real burden of childhood epilepsy. This title offers concrete guidance and treatment strategies for childhood epilepsy in general, and for the comorbidities associated with each epilepsy syndrome and their pathophysiology. The book is written by experts in the field with an important clinical experience, while chapters by clinical neuropsychologists provide a strong theoretical background.
1. Cognitive difficulties in children with epilepsy: Sources and Implications, Anne T Berg

 2. Neuropsychological assessment of cognition in children with epilepsy, Agathe Laurent, Faustine Ilski-Lecoanet, Alexis Arzimanoglou

3. Behavioural problems in childhood epilepsy, Melissa Filippini and Giuseppe Gobbi

4. The interaction between childhood onset epilepsy and cognition with long term follow up,  Peter Camfield, Carol Camfield

5. Functional imaging to study cognitive functions, Madison M. Berl  and Leigh N. Sepeta,

6. Disentangling the Role of Seizures and EEG Abnormalities in the Pathophysiology of Cognitive Dysfunction Jonathan K. Kleenand Gregory L. Holmes

7. The role of chronic cognitive effects of antiepileptic drugs in childhood epilepsyAlbert P. Aldenkamp, Willem Lavrijssen, and Dominique Ijff

8. Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy; Outcome after neonatal seizures, Renée A. Shellhaas and Courtney J. Wusthoff

9. ‘Benign’ childhood epilepsy syndromes: why do some present with learning problems? Stéphane Auvin

10. ‘Benign’ infantile epilepsies: Impact on later cognition and behavior, Federico Vigevanoand Romina Moavero

11. Infantile spasms: early treatment may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes, Andrew Lux

12. Dravet syndrome: more than seizures, Rima Nabbout

13. The epileptic encephalopathy with continuous spike and waves during slow-wave sleep, Patrick Van Bogaert, Xavier De Tiège

14. Global prognosis and neuropsychological outcome of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome,Alexis Arzimanoglou, Eleni Panagiotakaki, Alia Ramirez Camacho

15. Cognitive and behavioral outcome after epilepsy surgery in children, Monique M.J. van Schooneveld, Kees P.J. Braun, J Helen Cross