Professor Simon Shorvon

Professor in Clinical Neurology & Consultant Neurologist

Front cover

This is an excellent, well written, and practical handbook for the comprehensive treatment of epilepsy in both adults and children by one of the leading figures in clinical epilepsy today … It is a superb handbook that will be of immediate value as a reference or review on the treatment of epilepsy for the general neurologist as well as for the experienced epileptologist
Annals of Neurology

Blackwell Publishing
Book Information

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Second Edition

ISBN: 1405131349 | August 2005 | 292 pages | UK £41.50 | US $69.95 | AUS $130.00

The Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment: forms, causes and therapy in children and adults provides a comprehensive coverage of medical and surgical therapy. It includes sections on: all current antiepileptic drugs; drug choice; pharmacokinetics; various surgical approaches; complementary and alternative therapies; emergency treatment of seizures and of status epilepticus; the treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with epilepsy; genetic counselling.

There are practical guides for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy, chronic epilepsy and epilepsy in remission, and sections on therapy in different epilepsy types and syndromes and in different patient groups such as children, women and elderly. The book also has also an opening chapter on the clinical forms and causes of epilepsy, and throughout the text new information is incorporated, particularly from the rapidly advancing fields of clinical genetics and clinical pharmacology.

The Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment: forms, causes and therapy in children and adults aids the doctor in the day-to-day management of the patient with epilepsy. It provides enough detail to be useful as a reference and yet gives information in an easy-to-use format for busy clinical practice. This concise and readable book is an invaluable guide for all doctors, regardless of specialty, seeing patients. A new pharmacopoeia is appended for quick reference and there are approximately 200 tables/figures/summary tables to assist clarity.


1: The clinical forms and causes of epilepsy

2: The principles of drug treatment

3: The antiepileptic drugs

Other drugs used in the treatment of epilepsy:

4: The emergency treatment of epilepsy

5: The surgical treatment of epilepsy