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Epilepsy and Seizures

  • Mike R. Schoenberg
  • Mary Ann Werz
  • Daniel L. Drane
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Abstract

Epilepsy represents an important area of clinical neuropsychological practice and research. Historically, clinical neuropsychology studies primarily involved patients with seizures that were not adequately controlled by anti-epileptic drugs, termed medically refractory or intractable epilepsy. However, the role of the neuropsychological evaluation and the clinical neuropsychologist has expanded well beyond a narrow focus on patients with medically intractable epilepsy. This chapter will provide an overview of the application of neuropsychology, psychology, and quality of life to patients with epilepsy, including a special section for the clinical neuropsychologist in the surgery team (see section “Neuropsychological (Cognitive and Behavioral) Comorbidity in Epilepsy”). Section “Neuropsychological Assessment Guide” provides an overview of assessment practices.

Keywords

Deep Brain Stimulator Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Vagus Nerve Stimulation Febrile Seizure Seizure Freedom 
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  • Mike R. Schoenberg
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  • Mary Ann Werz
  • Daniel L. Drane
  1. 1.University of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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