© 1992

The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

  • Thomas L. Bennett

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Nature of Epilepsy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sandra D. Haynes, Thomas L. Bennett
      Pages 3-15
    3. Gerald C. McIntosh
      Pages 17-37
    4. Bruce P. Hermann, Steve Whitman, Michael Anton
      Pages 39-57
    5. Bruce P. Hermann, Bryan E. Connell
      Pages 59-70
  3. Cognitive and Emotional Consequences of Epilepsy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Paul A. Spiers, Donald L. Schomer, Howard W. Blume, Gail S. Hochanadel
      Pages 97-138
    3. Dan M. Mungas
      Pages 139-180
    4. Lindsey J. Robinson, Andrew J. Saykin
      Pages 181-197
  4. Treatment Approaches to Epilepsy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Gerald C. McIntosh
      Pages 201-212
    3. David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador, Gregory P. Lee
      Pages 233-245
    4. David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador, Gregory P. Lee
      Pages 247-262
    5. Andrew J. Saykin, Lindsey J. Robinson, Paul Stafiniak, D. Brian Kester, Ruben C. Gur, Michael J. O’Connor et al.
      Pages 263-290
    6. Kimberlee J. Sass, Susan S. Spencer, Michael Westerveld, Dennis D. Spencer
      Pages 291-308
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 308-316

About this book


This was an exciting project to work on, and I attempted to obtain a broad sampling of current research on the neuropsychology of epilepsy. Because the emphasis of the book takes a neuropsychological perspective on epilepsy, the coverage is not redundant with previous texts on this topic. The book is organized around three themes, although individual chapters certainly often extend beyond the part in which they are located. The three major topics are the nature of epilepsy, cognitive and emotional consequences of epilepsy, and treatment approaches to epilepsy and outcome. In Part I, following a historical overview of epilepsy in Chapter 1 by Sandra D. Haynes and me, Gerald C. McIntosh presents a conceptualization of the epilepsies from a neurologist's perspective. The characteristics of seizure types are discussed, and the etiology of secondary epilepsies is described. Epileptic syndromes are considered. McIntosh outlines clinical seizure patterns associated with seizures originating from different cortical regions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas L. Bennett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy
  • Editors Thomas L. Bennett
  • Series Title Critical Issues in Neuropsychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-43948-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-2352-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-2350-9
  • Series ISSN 1572-4565
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Clinical Psychology
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