Neuropsychology of Childhood Epilepsy

  • Isabelle Jambaqué
  • Maryse Lassonde
  • Olivier Dulac

Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Neural Basis of Cognitive Development and Epilepsy

  3. Neural Basis of Cognitive Development and Epilepsy

    1. João Pereira Leite, Esper A. Cavalheiro
      Pages 27-34
  4. Neural Basis of Cognitive Development and Epilepsy

    1. Jean-Luc Gaiarsa, Yezekiel Ben-Ari
      Pages 45-54
    2. Antoinette Gelot
      Pages 55-60
    3. Franco Lepore, Jean-Paul Guillemot
      Pages 61-73
    4. Catherine Chiron, Isabelle Jambaqué
      Pages 75-84
  5. Neuropsychology of Various Types of Epilepsy

    1. Gail L. Risse, Ann Hempel
      Pages 85-96
    2. Maria Teresa Hernandez, Hannelore C. Sauerwein, Elaine de Guise, Anne Lortie, Isabelle Jambaqué, Olivier Dulac et al.
      Pages 103-111
    3. Mary Lou Smith, Rebecca L. Billingsley
      Pages 113-120
  6. Neuropsychology of Various Types of Epilepsy

    1. Catherine Cassé-Perrot, Markus Wolff, Charlotte Dravet
      Pages 131-140
    2. Allan F. Mirsky, Connie C. Duncan, Miriam Levav
      Pages 141-150
  7. Neuropsychology of Various Types of Epilepsy

    1. Marie-Noëlle Metz-Lutz, Anne de Saint Martin, Rita Massa, Edouard Hirsch
      Pages 159-169
    2. Isabelle Jambaqué, Olivier Dulac
      Pages 171-174
  8. Neuropsychology of Various Types of Epilepsy

    1. Isabelle Jambaqué, Laurent Mottron, Catherine Chiron
      Pages 175-183

About this book

Introduction

This book is devoted to the neuropsychological description of childhood epilepsy, a neurolo- cal condition that constitutes one of the most prevalent forms of chronic and disabling childhood illnesses. Indeed, one child out of 20 experiences one or more seizures before the age of 5, and one in a hundred develops epilepsy as a chronic disorder. Approximately half of these children with epilepsy display academic difficulties and/or behavioral disorders. Moreoever, it is now believed that a sizable proportion of children with learning disability suffer from undiagnosed epilepsy. While a great number of textbooks have been devoted to various medical aspects of chi- hood epilepsy (diagnosis, genetics, etiology, drug and surgical treatment, etc.), there have been no comprehensive accounts of the cognitive consequences of this condition. Advance of medical knowledge has shown that childhood epilepsy should not be considered as a single disorder but encompasses a whole range of different conditions that exhibit specific clinical EEG and outcome characteristics. It is not becoming apparent that these various clinical entities have different cognitive expression that yet need to be specified. The purpose of this book is to provide a complete up-to-date analysis of this multi-faceted pathology.

Keywords

Epilepsie brain childhood neurobiology neuropsychology psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabelle Jambaqué
    • 1
  • Maryse Lassonde
    • 2
  • Olivier Dulac
    • 1
  1. 1.Hôpital Saint-Vincent de PaulParisFrance
  2. 2.Universite de MontrealMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b111137
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46522-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47612-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0099-6246
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