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Title Imitators of epilepsy / edited by Peter W. Kaplan, Robert S. Fisher
Edition 2nd ed
Published New York : Demos Medical Pub., ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xv, 296 pages) : illustrations
Series PubMed bookshelf
NCBI bookshelf
Contents Approach to the diagnosis of possible seizure / Robert T. Wechsler and Robert S. Fisher -- Electroencephalography in the diagnosis of nonepileptic and epileptic conditions / Warren T. Blume -- Anatomical-clinical localization of ictal behavior / Barbara C. Jobst and Peter D. Williamson -- Curious epileptic seizures that don't resemble seizures / Monisha Goyal, Paul Zarkowski, and Barbara E. Swartz -- Convulsive nonepileptic seizures / Don W. King -- The role of serum prolactin in seizure diagnosis / Paul B. Pritchard III -- Nonepileptic spells in neonates and infants / Linda Laux and Douglas R. Nordli, Jr. -- Nonepileptic seizures and similar phenomena in children and adolescents / John B.P. Stephenson and Sameer Zuberi
Paroxysmal disturbances resembling seizures in the elderly / A. James Rowan -- Migraine and epilepsy / Audrey L. Halpern and Stephen D. Silberstein -- Strange tastes, smells, sounds, visions and feelings: nonepileptic events that mimic simple partial seizures / Ross FineSmith, Eric B. Geller, and Orrin Devinsky -- Dizziness or vestibular problems resembling seizures / Martin Gizzi and Sidney P. Diamond -- Movement disorders that imitate epilepsy / Ann Helms and Lisa Shulman -- Hyperekplexia and other disorders of startle: differential diagnosis with epilepsy / Frederick Andermann and Eva Andermann -- Encephalopathy as a mimic of seizures / Michael Benatar and Frank W. Drislane
Neuroendocrine, metabolic, and toxic imitators of epilepsy / Robin L. Gilmore -- Parasomnias, sleep disorders, and narcolepsy--sleep-time imitators of epilepsy / Carl W. Bazil -- Cerebrovascular imitators of epilepsy / Louis R. Caplan -- Hyperventilation syndrome / Randolph W. Evans -- Psychiatric aspects of nonepileptic seizures: psychogenic NES / John R. Gates -- Coexisting epilepsy and nonepileptic seizures / Allan Krumholz and Tricia Ting -- Panic attacks and panic disorders: the great imitators / Meghan M. Grady and Stephen Stahl
Summary Many patients referred for an epilepsy evaluation actually suffer from one of many conditions that can imitate it. Imitators of epilepsy are a diverse group that involve consideration of many areas of internal medicine, neurology, and psychiatry. The most important imitators of epileptic seizures are dizziness, vertigo, syncope, complicated migraine; and somewhat less frequently sleep disorders, transient cerebral ischemia, paroxysmal movement disorders, endocrine or metabolic dysfunction, delirium, psychiatric conditions or transient global amnesia. Clearly under-recognized are hyperventilation episodes, panic attacks, and other psychogenic and psychiatric paroxysmal disorders that may simulate epileptic seizures. This volume provides a comprehensive review of the differential diagnosis of seizures: how do the imitators of epilepsy present clinically, what are their particular distinguishing historical features, and what tests are helpful with diagnosis?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Epilepsy -- Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential.
Neurologic manifestations of general diseases.
Neurologic Manifestations
Diagnosis, Differential
Epilepsy -- diagnosis
Seizures -- diagnosis
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Diagnosis, Differential
Epilepsy -- Diagnosis
Neurologic manifestations of general diseases
Form Electronic book
Author Kaplan, Peter W., 1951- editor.
Fisher, Robert S. (Robert Scott), 1949- editor.
ISBN 1417577274