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Edited By: Gary W. Mathern, MD, Astrid Nehlig, PhD, and Michael Sperling, MD.

Impact Factor: 4.584

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 26/194 (Clinical Neurology)

Online ISSN: 1528-1167

Controversy in Epilepsy

Read varying viewpoints on controversial issues in the field of epilepsy

The Asia versus Africa controversy stems from a sentence interpreted out of context, when addressing the cultural context of epilepsy in the African continent. Other communities in Asia and Latin America also have epilepsy embedded in their beliefs in similar ways.

Epilepsy: Asia versus Africa

Epilepsy is ubiquitous, but more devastating in the poorer regions of the world… or is it?

Commentary: Epilepsy is a Global Problem

Despite hundreds, if not thousands, of years of careful observation and documentation, as clinicians we still struggle to find accurate terminology for describing seizures and classifying types of epilepsy

Proposal: Different types of alteration and loss of consciousness in epilepsy

Consciousness as a useful concept in epilepsy classification

From the Editors: Using consciousness to describe seizures and classify the epilepsies

Commentary 1: Consciousness of Epilepsy

Commentary 2: Consciousness of Epilepsy

An important unresolved issue in the epidemiology of epilepsy is the unexplained difference between the accumulative incidence (adding up the number of new cases per year) and lifetime prevalence (number of people with epilepsy within a population). The possible reasons for this discrepancy are the subject of this month's Controversy in Epilepsy series

An unknown quantity—The worldwide prevalence of epilepsy

Prevalence of epilepsy—An unknown quantity

In this edition of Epilepsia, we present a series of articles on the potential use of CBD and medical marijuana for epilepsy. **See survey results from this Controversy series**

The case for assessing cannabidiol in epilepsy

The case for medical marijuana in epilepsy

Addressing the need for the Wada test (intracarotid amobarbital procedure, IAP) and extraoperative language and motor mapping in patients who are undergoing epilepsy surgery. The question: Can some or all of these tests be abandoned in favor of less-invasive and sometimes lower cost techniques?

Is it time to replace the Wada test and put awake craniotomy to sleep?

Cortical political maps cartography reveals physical and physical maps