Epilepsy in women / edited by Cynthia L. Harden, Sanjeev V. Thomas, Torbjörn Tomson.Material type: TextPublication details: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xi, 216 pages :) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118531075; 1118531078; 9781118531075; 9781118531037; 1118531035Subject(s): Epilepsy | Women -- Diseases | Sex factors in disease | Epilepsy -- etiology | Epilepsy -- physiopathology | Menstruation -- physiology | Pregnancy Complications | Sex Factors | Women's Health | PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology | Epilepsy | Sex factors in disease | Women -- DiseasesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Epilepsy in Women.DDC classification: 616.85/30082 LOC classification: RC372 | .E65 2013ebNLM classification: WL 385Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gender difference in epidemiology and comorbidities of epilepsy / Ettore Beghi, Massimiliano Beghi -- The social and psychological impacts of epilepsy / Sanjeev. V. Thomas -- Aparna nair -- The menstrual cycle, sex hormones, and neuronal excitability / Doodipala Samba Reddy -- Catamenial epilepsy / Erik Taubøll, Line Sveberg Røste, Sigrid Svalheim -- Impact of epilepsy and AEDS on reproductive health / Gerhard Luef -- Contraception and epilepsy / Anne Davis, Kathleen Morrell -- Diagnostic challenges with seizures in pregnancy / Sanjeev V. Thomas -- Seizure control during pregnancy / Anne Sabers -- Effect of pregnancy on AED kinetics / Peter Forgacs, Page Pennell -- Fetal and maternal risks with seizures / Vilho Hiilesmaa, Kari Teramo -- Obstetrical outcome and complications of pregnancy / Ingrid Borthen, Nils E. Gilhus -- Mechanisms of teratogenic effects of AEDS / Lynsey E. Bruce [and others] -- Major congenital malformations / Dina Battino, Torbjörn Tomson -- Fetal AEDS syndromes / Usha Kini -- Postnatal cognitive development / Evan Gedzelman, Kim Meador -- Management of postpartum period and lactation / Autumn Klein -- Management of epilepsy and pregnancy / Sanjeev V. Thomas, Torbjörn Tomson, Cynthia Harden -- Perimenopause and menopause / Cynthia Harden -- Bone health / Alison Pack.
There are about 25 million women with epilepsy globally. About a third of them experience aggravation of epilepsy in and around their menstrual periods which is called catamenial epilepsy. This comprehensive guide covers the diverse biological, clinical and psychosocial problems of women with epilepsy and their effective management.