Paediatric Perspectives on Epilepsy Edited by Euan Ross Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK and Edward Reynolds Kings College Hospital, London, UK Paediatric epilepsy is a highly complex disorder which can represent a considerable challenge to the clinician. Fortunately many of the young brains that develop epilepsy also grow out of it again, but seizures are among the commonest potentially serious symptoms in paediatrics. In recent years, however, there has been marked progress in the understanding of the various types of childhood epilepsy and their causation, as well as major advances in treatment, particularly involving anticonvulsant drugs which control seizures better than before and with fewer side effects. The subject is now attracting considerable interest among researchers and clinicians, and this book presents the latest research findings resulting from intensive epidemiological, immunological, and neuro-investigatory studies. Paediatricians, neurologists and all involved in the practical care of children with epilepsy, will find this book a major step forward in their understanding of the diagnostic, aetiological, therapeutic, prognostic and social aspects of the subject. Other titles of interest from Wiley in this subject area include: The Psychopharmacology of Epilepsy Edited by Michael Trimble (May 1985) Psychiatry and Epilepsy Edited by Thomas Bolwig and Michael Trimble (in preparation)
Table of Contents
Seizures in the Newborn.
Fits in the Remainder of the First Year.
Epilepsy in the Pre-School Child.
The School Child.