Neuropsychology of Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery

Paperback | March 15, 2010

byGregory P. Lee

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This book provides essential information about the variety of seizure disorders to serve as a basic epilepsy reference guide for students and practicing clinical neuropsychologists. In addition to epilepsy neuropsychological assessment issues, the book provides an overview of the knowncognitive effects of seizures as well as the adaptive, emotional, and psychiatric consequences of epilepsy including a chapter on psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Diagnostic tests, such as EEG and structural neuroimaging, are described and the leading treatment options are detailed with a chapteron pharmacologic therapies which reviews the known cognitive and behaivoral side effects of specific antiepileptic drugs. Many of the more rare epilepsy disorders have been included in the appendices for quick and easy reference. The book also details the role of neuropsychology within the epilepsy surgery process including pre/post surgery cognitive evaluations, cortical stimulation mapping, functional neuroimaging, and intracarotid amobarbital (Wada) procedures and reviews the major surgical treatment options used in theintractable epilepsies. Case examples are dispersed throughout the text with neuropsychological results as heuristic aids. The book ends with a glossary of epilepsy terms that may be used as a dictionary for the more experienced clinician or as a tool to assist students and residents inlearning.

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This book provides essential information about the variety of seizure disorders to serve as a basic epilepsy reference guide for students and practicing clinical neuropsychologists. In addition to epilepsy neuropsychological assessment issues, the book provides an overview of the knowncognitive effects of seizures as well as the adapt...

After earning a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Gregory P. Lee completed postdoctoral fellowships in Neuropsychology at the University of Houston, in conjunction with Baylor College of Medicine, and University of Wisconsin Medical School. He is board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psycho...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart One: Medical Aspects of Epilepsy for Neuropsychologists1. IntroductionDefinitionsEpidemiologyEtiologyRole of Neuropsychologist in EpilepsyRole of Neuropsychologist in Epilepsy Surgery2. Classification of Epilepsy DisordersTradition Classification of Seizure DisordersPartial Seizure DisordersSimple Partial SeizuresComplex Partial SeizuresGeneralized Seizure DisordersAbsence SeizuresTonic-Clonic SeizuresEpidemiology of Seizure DisordersEtiology of Seizure Disorders3. Epilepsy SyndromesLocalization-Related EpilepsiesIdiopathic Localization-RelatedSymptomatic Localization-RelatedSymptomatic Reflex EpilepsiesTemporal Lobe EpilepsiesFrontal Lobe EpilepsiesParietal Lobe EpilepsiesOccipital Lobe EpilepsiesCrytogenic Localization-Related EpilepsiesGeneralized Epilepsy SyndromesIdiopathic Generalized SyndromesChildhood Absence EpilepsyJuvenile Absence EpilepsyCryptogenic Generalized Epilepsy SyndromesLennox-Gastaut SyndromeSymptomatic Generalized Epilepsy SyndromesUndetermined Epilepsy SyndromesAcquired Epileptic AphasiaContinuous Spike-Waves during Slow SleepSpecial SyndromesFebrile ConvulsionsIsolated Status EpilepticusEpidemiology of Epilepsy SyndromesEtiology of Epilepsy SyndromesNon-Epileptic SeizuresSudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)4. Diagnostic Tests in EpilepsyElectrophysiologyInterictal Scalp RecordingsEEG Patterns in Partial EpilepsiesEEG Patterns in Generalized EpilepsiesStructural Neuroimaging in Epilepsy5. Medical (Non-Surgical) Treatment of EpilepsyPharmacological TherapiesOlder Antiepileptic DrugsNewer Antiepileptic DrugsAntiepileptic Drug Adverse EffectsAntiepileptic Drugs in WomenPregnancy / Teratogenic EffectsAED Treatment in ChildrenCognitive and Behavioral EffectsReview of Specific Antiepileptic DrugsUse of AEDs in Bipolar DisorderSuicidality and Antiepileptic DrugsKetogenic Diet6. Neuropsychological Assessment in EpilepsySelection of Neuropsychological TesFactors Contributing to Cognitive DeclineConfounding Factors in Test InterpretationCognitive Deficits in EpilepsyAttentionADHDMemoryIntelligenceLanguageVisual-Perceptual and Spatial FunctionsExecutive FunctionsChildhood Learning DisabilitiesQuality of Life AssessmentDriving Issues in EpilepsyCase Example: Preoperative Cognitive Testing7. Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders in EpilepsyRisk FactorsMood DisordersAnxiety DisordersPsychotic DisordersPersonality DisordersInterictal Behavioral Syndrome of TLEEpilepsy-Specific Psychological Disorders8. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (PNES)Diagnosis2PrevalenceEtiologySymptomsAssessmentTreatmentPart Two: Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy9. Neuropsychological Assessment in Epilepsy SurgeryPreoperative Neuropsychological AssessmentPurposes of Preoperative AssessmentLateralization and LocalizationRisk for Postoperative ImpairmentEstablish a BaselinePrediction of Seizure ControlPostoperative Neuropsyhological AssessmentCase Example: Right Temporal Lobectomy10. Other Neuropsychological Procedures in Epilepsy SurgeryIntracarotid Amobarbital (Wada) ProcedureWada Testing in ChildrenFunctional Magnetic Resonance ImagingElectro-Cortical Stimulation MappingCase Example: Wada Predicts Amnesia11. Medical Aspects of Epilepsy SurgeryCriteria for Surgical EvaluationDiagnostic Evaluation for Epilepsy SurgeryNoninvasive Video-EEG MonitoringMagnetic Resonance Iimaging (MRI)Functional NeuroimagingMonitoring with Intracranial ElectrodesEpilepsy Surgery ProceduresVagus Nerve StimulationAnterior Temporal LobectomyFrontal LobectomyParietal LobecotomyOccipital LobectomyLesionectomyHemispherectomyCorpus CallosotomyMultiple Subpial TransectionSelective AmygdalohippocampectomyImplanted Brain StimulatorsCase Example: Brain Stimulator CandidateAppendix I: Traditional Classification of Epileptic Seizures - Description of Seizure Types Not Covered in TextSimple partial seizures with motor signsSimple partial seizures with somatosensory or special sensory symptomsSimple partial seizures with autonomic symptoms or signsSimple partial seizures with psychic signsSimple partial seizures with cognitive signsSimple partial seizures with affective signsSimple partial seizures with illusionsSimple partial seizures with hallucinationsGeneralized seizure disordersAtypical absence seizuresMyoclonic SeizuresClonic SeizuresTonic SeizuresAtonic SeizuresAppendix II: Classification of Epilepsy Syndromes - Description of Seizure Types Not Covered in TextIdiopathic Localization-RelatedBenign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikesChildhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysmsReading epilepsyHot water epilepsyAutosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsySymptomatic Localization-RelatedRasmussen's syndromeReflex epilepsiesPhotosensitive seizuresMusicogenic epilepsyEating epilepsyStartle epilepsyFrontal lobe epilepsiesPrecentral frontal lobe seizuresPremotor frontal lobe seizuresSupplementary motor area (SMA) seizuresDorsolateral prefrontal lobe seizurOrbitofrontal lobe seizuresMedial frontal lobe seizuresFrontal opercular seizuresParietal lobe epilepsiesPostcentral gyrus seizuresSuperior parietal lobule seizuresInferior parietal lobule seizuresParacentral parietal lobe seizuresIdiopathic Generalized Epilepsy SyndromesBenign neonatal familial convulsionsBenign neonatal convulsions (non-familial)Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME)Epilepsy with tonic-clonic seizures upon awakeningCryptogenic or Symptomatic Generalized Epilepsy SyndromesWest syndrome (infantile spasms)Myoclonic-astatic seizuresEpilepsy with myoclonic absencesAppendix III:Wada Assessment Procedures and Rating Criteria at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG)Procedure for measuring Wada language at MCGProcedure for measuring Wada memory at MCGMCG Wada Evaluation scoring formGlossary of Common Epilepsy Terms