Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents

Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents

Editor(s): James W. Wheless

Published Online: 1 NOV 2012 01:49AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470741238

Online ISBN: 9781119998600

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998600

About this Book

Epilepsy in childhood presents a profound challenge

Epilepsy is an unsettling, complex condition. There is no 'one size fits all' option. For effective treatment a full understanding of each patient's situation and clinical history is needed. Recent remarkable improvements in our ability to image brain structures, to define physiological patterns and in treatment options has made the task of care of the child with epilepsy potentially more effective.


Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents provides the contemporary, caring guidance you need to diagnose and manage seizures in a young patient. Beginning with an overview of the classification of epilepsy syndromes, the experienced authors cover:

  • Diagnostic evaluation of childhood epilepsies
  • Principles of treatment
  • Generalized seizures and generalized epilepsy syndromes
  • Partial onset seizures and localization-related epilepsy syndromes
  • Epilepsies relative to age, etiology or duration
  • The full range of treatment options: medical, dietary, surgical

Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents takes a practical approach to a common but complex clinical challenge.

Table of contents

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  1. Section 1: Epidemiology and Classification of Childhood Epilepsies

  2. Section 2: Diagnostic Evaluation of Childhood Epilepsies

  3. Section 3: Principles of Treatment

  4. Section 4: Generalized Seizures and Generalized Epilepsy Syndromes

  5. Section 5: Partial-Onset Seizures and Localization-Related Epilepsy Syndromes

  6. Section 6: Epilepsies Relative to Age, Etiology, or Duration

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