ERIC Number: ED026761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Epilepsy; A Review of Basic and Clinical Research. NINDB Monograph Number 1.
A discussion of the incidence of epilepsy is followed by a discussion of etiology including the following causes: genetic and birth factors, infectious diseases, toxic factors, trauma or physical agents, heredofamilial and degenerative disorders, circulatory disturbances, metabolic and nutritional disturbances, and neoplasms. Epileptic seizures are classified by symptoms, duration, precipitating factors, postictal phenomena, behavioral disorders associated with epilepsy, and related paraxysmal disorders; patterns of attack are described. Diagnosis and pathology are considered along with treatment by anticonvulsant drugs (available drugs are listed), dietary and surgical treatment, indications and results of surgery, and prognosis. References follow each chapter. (JM)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Communicable Diseases, Epilepsy, Etiology, Exceptional Child Research, Genetics, Incidence, Medical Research, Medical Services, Neurological Impairments, Pathology, Research Reviews (Publications), Seizures, Special Health Problems
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NIH), Bethesda, MD.