Cognitive and Behavioural Disorders of Epileptic Origin in Children
Different kinds of epilepsy in children have a variety of effects on their behaviour and cognitive development. This book analyses these effects using the single case study method in which the children, followed for several years, sometimes to adulthood, are their own controls. This makes it possible to analyse the effects of the epilepsy on behaviour or cognition, a situation rarely if ever possible in group studies. The book will give the various professionals dealing with such children - paediatricians, neurologists, psychologists - a general view of the complex interrelation between medical, psychological and educational problems in these children.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Jan 2010
- Mac Keith Press
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Authors' Appointments; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Cognitive effects of epilepsy: epilepsy as a non-paroxysmal disorder and the concept of 'cognitive epilepsies'; 3. Epilepsy in the developing brain; 4. Epilepsy and cognitive functions: identifying the direct effects of epilepsy; 5. Epilepsy and cognitive functions: the other variables; 6. Cognitive and behavioural problems in childhood epilepsies: A literature review; 7. Childhood neuropsychology in the context of epilepsy; 8. In utero imaging of the placenta; 9. Epileptic cognitive dysfunction in some specific brain pathologies; 10. Epilepsy in children: an opportunity to study the direct role of epilepsy in cognitive disturbances; 11. Epilepsy and mental retardation: the role of epilepsy; 12. Developmental disorders and epilepsy; 13. Neuropsychological evaluation of cognitive- behavioural effects of epilepsy in children; 14. Practical clinical issues in diagnosis and antiepileptic drug therapy; 15. Psychological and educational aspects: special implications for epilepsies with cognitive manifestation; 16. Adult outcomes of childhood epilepsies with 'cognitive' epileptic manifestations: unexpected lessons from follow-up studies; 17. Conclusions; References; List of Case Studies; Index.
About Thierry Deonna
Thierry Deona is Honorary Professor and Former Head of Neuropaediatric Unit at the University Children's Hospital, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. Eliane Roulet-Perez is Head of the Neuropaediatric Unit at the University Children's Hospital, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland.