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Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Management

Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Management In Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Management, editors Thomas R. Browne and Robert G. Feldman, MD, succeed admirably in their purpose, "to present concise, up-to-date, and clinically oriented reviews of each of the major areas in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy." In 31 carefully edited chapters, topics are presented by invited authors in a consistent textbook format with helpful tables and figures for review and reference. Standard headings allow quick pinpointing of specific information from chapter to chapter. The initial three chapters review the basic mechanisms and classification of the epilepsies. Complicated neurophysiological concepts are conveyed to the reader in an effective yet succinct manner. Chapters 4 through 10 deal with specific seizure types, and include an important discussion of "borderline areas" or pseudoseizures and migraines. The next 15 chapters focus on different management strategies including the EEG, antiepileptic drugs, behavioral methods, surgical intervention, nursing, and community resources. The final six http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Management

JAMA , Volume 251 (15) – Apr 20, 1984

Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Management

Abstract


In Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Management, editors Thomas R. Browne and Robert G. Feldman, MD, succeed admirably in their purpose, "to present concise, up-to-date, and clinically oriented reviews of each of the major areas in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy." In 31 carefully edited chapters, topics are presented by invited authors in a consistent textbook format with helpful tables and figures for review and reference. Standard headings allow quick pinpointing of specific...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1984.03340390070039
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Abstract

In Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Management, editors Thomas R. Browne and Robert G. Feldman, MD, succeed admirably in their purpose, "to present concise, up-to-date, and clinically oriented reviews of each of the major areas in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy." In 31 carefully edited chapters, topics are presented by invited authors in a consistent textbook format with helpful tables and figures for review and reference. Standard headings allow quick pinpointing of specific information from chapter to chapter. The initial three chapters review the basic mechanisms and classification of the epilepsies. Complicated neurophysiological concepts are conveyed to the reader in an effective yet succinct manner. Chapters 4 through 10 deal with specific seizure types, and include an important discussion of "borderline areas" or pseudoseizures and migraines. The next 15 chapters focus on different management strategies including the EEG, antiepileptic drugs, behavioral methods, surgical intervention, nursing, and community resources. The final six

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 20, 1984

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