Chapter 7. Epilepsy

  1. Vee P. Prasher1 and
  2. Matthew P. Janicki2
  1. Stephen Brown

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776216.ch7

Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

How to Cite

Brown, S. (2008) Epilepsy, in Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (eds V. P. Prasher and M. P. Janicki), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776216.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Monyhull Hospital, Kings Norton, Birmingham

  2. 2

    University of Illinois at Chicago

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405102193

Online ISBN: 9780470776216

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Keywords:

  • epilepsy;
  • cortical neuronal discharge;
  • tuberous sclerosis;
  • epilepticus;
  • epidemiology

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Epilepsy?

  • Definitions and Classification

  • Types of Seizures and Syndromes Seen in People with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Status Epilepticus

  • Epidemiology

  • Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis

  • Behavioral Consequences

  • The Special Issue of Down Syndrome

  • Management

  • When to Start Drug Treatment

  • Choice of Anti-Epileptic Drugs

  • General Principles of Using Anti-Epileptic Drugs in People with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Conclusion

  • References