Behavioural Neurology of Anti-epileptic Drugs: A Practical Guide

ISBN : 9780198791577

Andrea E. Cavanna
180 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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Antiepileptic drugs are among the most commonly prescribed medications by both neurologists and psychiatrists, as they exert a number of effects which extend far beyond their anticonvulsant properties. There is growing evidence that each antiepileptic drug is characterised by a specific behavioural profile. Behavioural Neurology of Antiepileptic Drugs: A Practical Guide offers a user-friendly guide to the use of antiepileptic drugs and their behavioural effects on patients with epilepsy and primary psychiatric conditions. Written over 18 chapters, this practical handbook guides the reader through the breadth of medications used in modern epilepsy and psychiatry practice alphabetically, including information on each drug's indications, contra-indications, side-effects, and important interactions. This resource covers practical information on prescribing and monitoring to ensure the reader has the most up-to-date evidence-based guidance at their fingertips, and diagrams are used th


1 Behavioural co-morbidities in epilepsy
2 Antiepileptic drugs and behaviour: Mechanisms of action
3 Carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, and eslicarbazepine
4 Clonazepam and clobazam
5 Ethosuximide
6 Gabapentin
7 Lamotrigine
8 Levetiracetam, piracetam, and brivaracetam
9 Phenobarbital and primidone
10 Phenytoin
11 Pregabalin
12 Tiagabine
13 Topiramate
14 Valproate
15 Vigabatrin
16 Zonisamide
17 Other antiepileptic drugs: rufinamide, lacosamide, perampanel
18 Comparative evidence and clinical scenarios

About the author: 

Andrea E. Cavanna, MD PhD FRCP FANPA, is Consultant in Behavioural Neurology at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, National Centre for Mental Health, and Honorary Professor in Neuropsychiatry at Aston University, Birmingham (United Kingdom). He also works part-time for the University of Birmingham as Deputy Director of the MSc course in Clinical Neuropsychiatry. He has published extensively in the fields of behavioural neurology and neuropsychiatry, with special focus on the behavioural aspects of epilepsy and movement disorders. In 2010 he received the American Neuropsychiatric Association Career Development Award.

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