Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Epilepsy
This book is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy, by active authorities in the field, with an emphasis on clinical and management issues. A critical appraisal of the methodology and limitations of current research on the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy is provided, and unanswered questions and controversies are addressed. Pharmacological aspects of management are also discussed in order to enable the reader to manage these patients more safely. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Epilepsy is aimed at neurologists, epileptologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychiatrists, and will also be of interest to psychologists and neuropsychologists, research and specialist nurses, clinical researchers and methodologists. Dr Mula is Consultant Epileptologist at the Atkinson Morley Regional Neuroscience Centre, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He developed a special interest in neuropsychiatry of epilepsy during his training at the UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. He was then awarded a PhD by the University of Pisa for his research on dissociative disorders. Dr Mula is a reviewer for a number of international journals in neurology, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences. He is a member of the editorial board of Epilepsia, Epileptology and the Journal of Epileptology and he is currently serving as Associate Editor for Epilepsy & Behavior, the leading journal for neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy. He has been a member of the Scientific and Executive committee of the International Neuropsychiatric Association, Co-Chair of the Commission on Neuropsychobiology of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), Co-Director of the course on Neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy for the Virtual Epilepsy Academy (VIREPA) and he is currently serving as Chair of the Task Force on Education of the ILAE Commission on Neuropsychiatry. Dr Mula has authored more than a hundred publications in the field of epilepsy, neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences. His research interests include all clinical aspects of epilepsy with special reference to the cognitive and psychiatric effects of antiepileptic drugs, the psychopharmacological treatment of the epilepsies and clinical aspects of behavioural problems in epilepsy.
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