Women and Epilepsy Edited by M. R. Trimble Reader in Behavioural Neurology, Department of Neurology. Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, and Consultant Physician in Psychological Medicine, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK The purpose of this book is to reveal some of the very special problems of women with epilepsy. This is a multidisciplinary subjectranging from psychosocial issues to clinical managementwhich has not previously been covered in a single text. Contributors drawn from diverse areas each lend their own expertise and perspectives to the overall theme. The topics are presented authoritatively and in a thought-provoking manner, such that the book will be important reading not just to epileptologists but to all those who care for female patients with epilepsy. They include chapters on assessment of the quality of life in epilepsy, counselling techniques, epidemiology, developmental differences between the sexes, problems of adolescence, sex hormones and contraception, catamenial epilepsy, teratogenesis and congenital malformations.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm