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Book: The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy, 2nd Edition

From the publisher:

Research into the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy has become a central focus of interest in the last five years. Comorbidity of epilepsy with behavioral problems is now recognized widely, and the neuroscientific basis for such comorbidity is an active area of investigation. With an expanded international team of authors, this fully revised new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessor, examining in detail the subtleties of behavioral changes in patients with seizure disorders and offering both a diagnostic and a management perspective. New chapters cover genetic disorders, the effects of epilepsy on social behavior as viewed through theory of mind, a discussion of the precuneus, the importance and nature of peri-ictal psychiatric symptoms, depression and the interictal dysphoric disorder, and the relationship between antiepileptic drugs and suicide.

From the CPNP member:

The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy successfully blends the two disciplines’ neurology and psychiatry in an easy to read, educational manner. The chapters provide an adequate amount of information and highlight a broad range of comorbid disease states, including epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy and dementia, and epilepsy and dysphoric disorder. The authors thoroughly discuss various psychiatric manifestations that are often seen with epilepsy and antiepileptic drug therapy, and offer evidence-based recommendations regarding the proper management of such manifestations. The chapter on nonepileptic seizures is especially informative.

Additionally, this book contains detailed information on antiepileptic drug therapy, including the effects of antiepileptic medications on behavior and cognition, suicide risk associated with antiepileptic medications, and the concomitant use of psychotropic and antiepileptic medications.

At less than 250 pages, the book flows nicely and is well written. Several helpful charts and tables are scattered throughout the chapters, making this book an excellent quick reference for anyone involved in diagnosing or treating patients with epilepsy. Overall, this book is a great addition to any bookshelf.

Author notes

Book by: Michael R. Trimble, Bettina Schmitz