Psychiatric controversies in epilepsy /

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Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2008.
Description:xiv, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Epilepsy -- complications.
Mental Disorders -- complications.
Epilepsy -- psychology.
Epilepsy -- therapy.
Mental Disorders -- physiopathology.
Epilepsy -- Psychological aspects.
Epileptics -- Mental health.
Epilepsy -- Psychological aspects.
Epileptics -- Mental health.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Kanner, Andres M.
Schachter, Steven C.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • 1. Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Epilepsy: What We Think We Know and What We Know
  • 2. Why Do Neurologists and Psychiatrists Not Talk to Each Other?
  • 3. Are Neurologists Trained to Recognize and Treat the Psychiatric Comorbidities of Epilepsy?
  • 4. The Challenge of Teaching Psychiatry Residents About Psychopathology in Patients with Epilepsy
  • 5. What Do We Know About Mood Disorders in Epilepsy?
  • 6. Is Depression in Epilepsy the Expression of a Neurological Disorder?
  • 7. Are Anxiety and Depression Two Sides of the Same Coin?
  • 8. Does Psychosis of Epilepsy Differ from Primary Psychotic Disorders?
  • 9. Are the Psychoses of Epilepsy a Neurological Disease?
  • 10. Is ADHD in Epilepsy the Expression of a Neurological Disorder?
  • 11. Are Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures an Expression of "Neurologic" Pathology?
  • 12. Are Psychiatric Disorders a Risk for the Development of Neurological Disorders?
  • 13. Do Peri-ictal Psychiatric Symptoms Account for the Differences between Depressive Disorders in Patients with and without Epilepsy?
  • 14. Can Psychological Testing Replace Psychiatric Evaluations in Patients with Epilepsy? Or Can Psychiatric Evaluations Replace Psychological Testing in Patients with Epilepsy?
  • 15. Should the Screening for Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit - Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorders Be Part of Neurological Evaluations of All Patients with Epilepsy?
  • 16. Should a Psychiatric Evaluation Be Included in Every Pre-surgical Work-up?
  • 17. Do Antidepressants Improve or Worsen Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy?
  • 18. Do Central Nervous System Stimulants Lower Seizure Threshold?
  • 19. The Psychotropic Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Epilepsy
  • 20. Do Psychological Therapies Alleviate Epileptic Seizures?
  • Index