This monograph is a truly integrated study of the numerous aspects associated with the symptom of epilepsy. The authors, well-recognized as experts in convulsive disorders, intended this small but lucid account of their extensive clinical and laboratory studies as stimulus to the reader, be he student or specialist in neurology. And to the work and the experience of many others, they have added their own summaries and conclusions. Some 470 references indicate the important modern advances made in the understanding of epilepsy over the past 30 years. Presented are the data on the latest research in pharmacology, neurophysiology, and biochemistry, and even information on the newer concepts of surgery for the management of the intractable patient with seizures. The skillful integration and informative discussion of such data add to the value of the book.
There are nine major areas to this book, including classification, causation, physiology, chemistry, diagnosis, therapy, and