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Epilepsy, psychiatry and learning difficulty

T. A. Betts

Epilepsy, psychiatry and learning difficulty

by T. A. Betts

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Published by Martin Dunitz in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epilepsy -- Psychological aspects,
  • Learning disabilities.,
  • Psychiatry.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementTim Betts.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC372 .B48 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination172 p. :
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20094489M
    ISBN 101853174041
    OCLC/WorldCa39465467

      Michael Trimble and Bettina Schmitz have assembled an international team of experts to review the most recent findings and explore the interface between epilepsy and behavior disorders. The authors discuss the classifications available and examine how adequate they are for defining the subtleties of behavioral changes in patients with neurological disorders.   Children with epilepsy are at risk for having attention problems, learning disabilities, and other cognitive weaknesses, such as difficulty with memory or problem-solving skills. Often, seizures and cognitive difficulties can be caused by the same underlying problem in the brain.

    It is often associated with learning difficulties; it may be a manifestation of acquired brain damage or disease; seizures may occur in the course of substance abuse or be caused by psychiatric treatment. For these and for many other reasons psychiatrists should be familiar with epilepsy, its manifold aetiologies, presentations, and treatment.   The relationship between epilepsy and learning disabilities is but one example. Epilepsy, also called seizure disorders, is characterized by recurrent seizures. It is associated with structural or biochemical brain abnormalities. It is estimated that 1% of the general population has epilepsy. This disorder occurs more commonly in boys than girls.

    Aspects of Epilepsy and Psychiatry Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 50(1) January with 14 Reads How we measure 'reads'. The most common cause of seizures and epilepsy in older people is, however, cerebrovascular disease, which accounts for more than a third of cases (), 30, 31 A population-based US veterans study showed an association between epilepsy and stroke, dementia, brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, and other CNS conditions. 32 Similarly, a large population-based study reported that.


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Epilepsy, psychiatry and learning difficulty by T. A. Betts Download PDF EPUB FB2

Epilepsy, Psychiatry and Learning Difficulty Tim Betts, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Birmingham, UK.

‘Epilepsy is important to the psychiatrist and the psychiatrist is important to epilepsy’. This opening quote. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations: Contents: Brief outline of psychiatry; problems of diagnosis - non-epileptic atttackes; psychological and social consequences of epilepsy; counselling and other psychological management of the consequences of epilepsy; epilepsy as a psychosomatic disorder.

Selected as "Highly Commended" in Neurology at BMA Medical Book Awards for “This is an excellent summary of the field which covers the whole area of epilepsy and learning disability very well.

It is well-written and clear and uses the literature appropriately.“ (BMA Medical Book Format: Paperback. Epilepsy and learning disability This factsheet explains about people who have epilepsy and a learning disability.

This information is relevant to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Introduction What is the link between learning disability and epilepsy. How can seizures be identified in someone with a learning disability. psychiatry and neurology of epilepsy, especially in the last years.

Throughout most of its book, there is no mention of Todd or Jackson’s dis-charge theories but instead a confident statement about a vascular theory of epilepsy based on the latest neuropa-thologic studies.

He Cited by: The diagnosis and management of epilepsy in the population of people with learning disabilities can be complex and challenging. Epilepsy is the most common medical condition seen in people with learning disabilities, and both the disorder and its treatment can have significant impact upon an individual’s physical health and psychological by: 3.

Psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis are more common among persons with epilepsy than among the general population.

Therefore, psychiatrists who help manage these problems can play a very significant role in the treatment of persons with epilepsy. Why are psychiatric problems common in persons with epilepsy. Some of the same biological processes.

For some children, difficulties with learning can be caused by damage to their brain, which also causes their epilepsy. This damage could have happened before, during, or after their birth. Some children with some epilepsy syndromes are more likely to have learning difficulties than others.

• CPA documents that evidence a learning disability • Clinical notes of various disciplines that present a picture of difficulties in a number of areas of adaptive behaviour that would not be explained by an alternative label (i.e. not purely physical or sensory difficulties, linked to mental health issues, etc).

Psychiatric disorders in epilepsy JACQUELINE FOONG Department of Neuropsychiatry, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London Studies have estimated that up to 50% of patients with epilepsy develop psychiatric disorders, the most common being depression, anxiety and psychotic disturbances1.

These psychiatric. Seizure act ivity is Epilepsy and Psychopathology in Childhood the most obvious representation of disordered cerebral electrophys iology. Less severe disturbances, whether epileptogenic or dys rhythmic, may be expressed as behavioral or learning problems whose neurophysiologic basis may be revealed only by electro encephalographic.

"Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment is truly what the title promises: a very practice-oriented and useful handbook about the treatment of epilepsy. The updated edition is helpful for residents, fellows, general practitioners, and epileptologists alike." (Epilepsy & Behavior, 2 March ).

The nocturnal seizures are often missed, unless the child generalizes; and most institutions lack a good neuropsychiatry division to assess for learning difficulties. Subtle learning difficulties often go undetected," Dr.

Shalaka Indulkar said in a poster presentation. PSAP BOOK 3 • euroloy/Psychiatry 8 Epilepsy minimizing polytherapy will contribute to improved quality of life (St Louis ). Children and adolescents who are trying to be socially accepted have increased difficulty when their AEDs cause sedation (Eatock ).

The Pediatric Epilepsy. Psychiatric manifestations of Epilepsy 1. PSYCHIATRIC MANIFESTATIONS OF EPILEPSY Presented by: Dr. S.M. Yasir Arafat Phase A Resident Psychiatry, BSMMU 2. Philosophy or science There is nothing either good or bad but.

As you or your child return to school (or work), have you noticed problems remembering new information. Keeping track of your things or finding your way around new places. If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.

Thinking, learning and memory problems are frequently reported by people with epilepsy and seizures. If you or your loved ones notice these. Delivery of epilepsy health care Agencies involved. In the United Kingdom medical care of epilepsy in patients with a learning disability is generally available from one or more of the following parts of the National Health Service; the patient's GP, the local Learning Disability Psychiatry team, and hospital-based neurology services.

of people with ID and epilepsy – particularly in terms of physical and behavioural comorbidity – mean that they are frequent users of ID services. This complexity can also lead to difficulties in the deliv-ery of neurological care in traditional settings.

Within the UK, the strong presence of ID psychiatry with an interest in epilepsy has led. The prevalence of learning disabilities in the population is approximately 18 per Thus, a GP with a list size of has approximately 36 individuals with learning disabilities, of whom about six will have severe learning disabilities.

Epilepsy and learning disabilities commonly co-exist and most often develop in childhood. It is estimated that epilepsy has a prevalence of 15% in people. Learning difficulties Learning may be directly related to the epilepsy syndrome; the type, duration or frequency of the seizure and the time taken to recover.

Some children with epilepsy may experience difficulties with: Visual and /or verbal learning process. Problem-solving and memory recall.

Maintaining consistency in learning. Libraries will find Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook used frequently, fellows will feel it was a good use of their book funds, and many will patiently wait for the inevitable publication of a valuable third edition."--Journal of the American MedicalAssociation (JAMA)Reviews: 3.

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

follow us Professional Place West, SuiteLandover, MD | As I eagerly turned its leaves, however, the realisation dawned that this book may not offer the whole cure.

The first edition preface commended the text to “specialists in” neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, paediatrics, alienist medicine (have they landed already and why were we not told?) and learning by: 4.