The Comorbidities of Epilepsy 1st Edition

The Comorbidities of Epilepsy 1st Edition


Marco Mula, MD, PhD


Academic Press (Elsevier)

Additional Details

Length: 413 pages
Cost: $106.25; Bundle print & ebook $150.00
Type: Hardcover


Epilepsy is one of most frequent neurological disorders affecting about 50 million people worldwide and 50% of them have at least another medical problem in comorbidity; sometimes this is a the cause of the epilepsy itself or it is due to shared neurobiological links between epilepsy and other medical conditions; other times it is a long-term consequence of the antiepileptic drug treatment.

The Comorbidities of Epilepsy offers an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of all comorbidities of epilepsy (somatic, neurological and behavioral), by international authorities in the field of clinical epileptology, with an emphasis on epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. This book includes also a critical appraisal of the methodological aspects and limitations of current research on this field. Pharmacological issues in the management of comorbidities are discussed, providing information on drug dosages, side effects and interactions, in order to enable the reader to manage these patients safely.

Key Features


Table of Contents

1. Comorbidities of epilepsy: A theoretical framework
2. Costs of epilepsy: the impact of comorbidities
3. Epilepsy and Bone health
4. Epilepsy and Sexual Dysfunction
5. Epilepsy, Diabetes and other endocrinological disorders
6. Epilepsy, Coeliac disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases
7. Epilepsy and Obesity
8. Epilepsy and Heart diseases
9. Epilepsy and Cancer
10. Epilepsy, Headache and Chronic Pain
11. Epilepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome and other sleep disorders
12. Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders
13. Epilepsy and Cognition
14. Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities
15. Epilepsy and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: diagnostic challenges and treatment consideration
16. Epilepsy and Mood and Anxiety disorders
17. Epilepsy and Psychoses
18. Epilepsy and Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures
19. Nursing issues in managing comorbidities of epilepsy

eBook ISBN: 9780128148785

Hardcover ISBN: 9780128186206


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