Eplilepsy: Classification, aetiology and management

McCagh, Jane (2012) Eplilepsy: Classification, aetiology and management. In: Epilepsy: A century of discovery. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 31-40. ISBN 9781-622573400

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Abstract This chapter will outline the prevalence and incidence rates for epilepsy and the criteria for classifying seizures and epileptic syndromes. The aetiology of epilepsy and how it is managed with particular emphasis on drug therapy and the side effects associated with taking antiepileptic medication will be discussed in detail. The chapter aims to provide an account of the physiological characteristics and the theoretical and practical perspectives which underlie the condition, thereby permitting a more complete understanding of research literature in this area.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Epilepsy, classification, aetiology, treatment
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Jane McCagh
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 14:05
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 14:05
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1244

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