5. Principles of Treatment

  1. Simon Shorvon MA, MB BChir, MD, FRCP Professor of Neurology Clinical Subdean Consultant Neurologist1,2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch5

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

How to Cite

Shorvon, S. (2010) Principles of Treatment, in Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK

  2. 2

    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198189

Online ISBN: 9781444325201

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Keywords:

  • Principles of Treatment;
  • Why treat epilepsy? The aims of treatment;
  • The risks of epilepsy and its treatment;
  • Choice of antiepileptic drug therapy based on seizure type;
  • Treatment of specific epilepsy syndromes;
  • Principles of treatment of newly diagnosed patients;
  • Principles of treatment of patients with established active epilepsy;
  • Treatment of patients with epilepsy in remission;
  • Life-threatening idiosyncratic reactions;
  • Complementary and alternative therapy in epilepsy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why treat epilepsy? The aims of treatment

  • The risks of epilepsy and its treatment

  • Choice of antiepileptic drug therapy based on seizure type

  • Treatment of specific epilepsy syndromes

  • Principles of treatment of newly diagnosed patients

  • Principles of treatment of patients with established active epilepsy

  • Treatment of patients with epilepsy in remission

  • Psychiatric disorders in epilepsy

  • Life-threatening idiosyncratic reactions

  • Complementary and alternative therapy in epilepsy

  • Genetic counselling in epilepsy