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The clinical psychologist's handbook of epilepsy assessment and management

Cull Goldstein Staff Corporate Author ;Cull, Christine, 1956-

London ; New York : Routledge 1997

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  • Title:
    The clinical psychologist's handbook of epilepsy assessment and management
  • Author/Creator: Cull Goldstein Staff Corporate Author
  • Cull, Christine, 1956-; Goldstein, Laura H. (Laura Hilary), 1960-
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge
  • Creation Date: 1997
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (244 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Epilepsy -- Psychological aspects; Clinical psychology
  • Description: Psychological techniques have a major role to play in the treatment and management of epilepsy. The Clinical Psychologist's Handbook of Epilepsy is the first comprehensive reference text written specifically from a psychological angle. A team of experts review the latest research and give practical advice for the clinician in areas including neuropsychological assessment, the impact of anti-epileptic medication, behaviour problems in children with epilepsy, and the impact of epilepsy in people with learning disabilities. A practical handbook for all psychologists working in th
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; An introduction to epilepsy; Causes of epilepsy; Prognosis; Classification of seizure disorders; Investigations; Treatment; Conclusions; Neuropsychological assessment; Executive functions and frontal lobe lesions; Intellectual ability; Other factors influencing cognitive performance; Practical guide; Conclusions; Epilepsy and memory; Risk factors; Other memory studies; Rehabilitation; Memory assessment; Intervention; Conclusions; Assessment for surgery
    The contribution of neuropsychological assessmentSpecific surgical interventions and pre- and post-operative neuropsychology; Practical guide; Psychosocial issues; The role of anti-epileptic drugs: their impact on cognitive function and behaviour; Review of drug effects; Conclusions; Psychological responses to epilepsy: their development, prognosis and treatment; Prevalence of psychological problems in epilepsy; The contribution of the clinical psychologist to the management of psychological problems in epilepsy; Summary; Psychological control of seizures
    Approaches to the psychological management of seizuresNon-epileptic seizures; Practical guide; Conclusions; Quality of life; Quality of life and the patient with epilepsy; Measurement of QoL in patients with epilepsy; Summary; Neuropsychological and cognitive assessment of children with epilepsy; The multifactorial framework of disability; Assessment of children; practical considerations; Conclusion; Assessment and management of behaviour problems in children; Neurobiological factors; Pharmacological factors; Psychosocial factors; The multi-aetiological approach
    Assessment and treatment: clinical considerationsFuture developments; Epilepsy and learning disabilities; The sequelae of epilepsy in learning disabilities; The role of the clinical psychologist in the practical management of people with epilepsy and learning disabilities; Conclusion; The way forward; Psychological interventions; Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs); Behaviour problems in children; Family issues; Appendix; Contributors' addresses; Index
  • OCLC Number: 560417621
  • Identifier: ISBN1-134-79146-1;ISBN0-203-13654-3;ISBN1-280-32874-6;ISBN0-203-28834-3