Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Hardcover | December 3, 2014

EditorWilliam B. Barr, Chris Morrison

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Epilepsy is a prevalent condition affecting approximately 1% of the general population. Its behavioral effects on cognition and memory can be as debilitating as the physical aspects caused by ongoing seizures. This book is intended primarily for clinical neuropsychologists who encounter patients with epilepsy, either through employment in academic medical centers or in general practice. The book is of particular value to those working in a comprehensive epilepsy center, as the volume provides extensive coverage of the many clinical procedures performed in that setting. Procedures reviewed in this volume include neuropsychological testing, the Wada procedures, and brain mapping. Chapters include descriptions of the purpose of these procedures, reviews of the recent literature, clinical vignettes, in addition to concrete recommendations on how to actually conduct the procedures. Many chapters provide examples of test forms and stimuli useful for conducting some of the procedures reviewed in this book. Neurologists and pediatricians will also find this book to be helpful, as many medical practitioners consider the activities of clinical neuropsychologists working in their settings to be somewhat mysterious. This book makes the details of neuropsychological practice in an epilepsy setting more accessible than what has been present in prior literature.

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Epilepsy is a prevalent condition affecting approximately 1% of the general population. Its behavioral effects on cognition and memory can be as debilitating as the physical aspects caused by ongoing seizures. This book is intended primarily for clinical neuropsychologists who encounter patients with epilepsy, either through employment...

William B. Barr, Ph.D., ABPP is the chief of neuropsychology at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and an associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Included among his clinical duties are neuropsychological assessments, Wada tests, and brain mapping procedures on patients undergoing surgical treat...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.03 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387928251

ISBN - 13:9780387928258

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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction.- Historical Introduction on Epilepsy and Neuropsychology.- Neuropsychological Testing of Patients with Epilepsy.- Section II: Evaluation of the Surgical Candidate.- Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Presurgical Candidate.- The Wada Test.- Extraoperative and Intraoperative Brain Mapping.- Structural Imaging and Quantitative MRI.- Functional Imaging Techniques: fMRI and MEG.- Postoperative Neuropsychological Testing.- Section III. Special Topics.- Children.- Adolescents and Young Adults.- Elderly Patients.- Adults in the Work Force.- Developmentally Disabled Adults.- Psychotherapeutic Approaches.- Cognitive Remediation.- Section IV. Summary and Conclusion.- Future Trends