Controversies in Caring for Women with Epilepsy

Sorting Through the Evidence

  • Mona Sazgar
  • Cynthia L. Harden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Adolescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel W. Shrey, Line Sveberg, M. Sazgar
      Pages 3-9
    3. Patty McGoldrick, Steven M. Wolf, Mary L. Zupanc, C. L. Harden
      Pages 11-19
    4. Erika S. Pietzsch, Scott J. Stevens, M. Sazgar
      Pages 21-27
    5. Barry E. Gidal, Mindl M. Messinger, Katherine Noe, C. L. Harden
      Pages 29-36
  3. Pre-Conception Counseling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Kaarkuzhali Babu Krishnamurthy, George Lee Morris III, M. Sazgar
      Pages 39-44
    3. Ajith Cherian, John C. DeToledo, Sahawat Tantikittichaikul, Sanjeev V. Thomas, C. L. Harden
      Pages 45-53
    4. David E. Friedman, Torbjörn Tomson, M. Sazgar
      Pages 55-62
    5. Fábio A. Nascimento, Lara V. Marcuse, Danielle M. Andrade, C. L. Harden
      Pages 63-71
    6. Nigar Dargah-zada, Cynthia L. Harden, Anne Sabers, M. Sazgar
      Pages 73-79
    7. Madeline Fields, Mona Sazgar, C. L. Harden
      Pages 81-86
    8. Esther Bui, Cynthia L. Harden, M. Sazgar
      Pages 87-97
    9. Mona Sazgar, Frank J. E. Vajda, C. L. Harden
      Pages 99-104
  4. Pregnancy/Breast Feeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Chellamani Harini, Lilit Mnatsakanyan, M. Sazgar
      Pages 107-113
    3. Jakob Christensen, Sean Tchanho Hwang, C. L. Harden
      Pages 115-123
    4. Jennifer L. Hopp, David G. Vossler, M. Sazgar
      Pages 125-132
    5. Kimford J. Meador, Gyri Veiby, C. L. Harden
      Pages 133-138
  5. Menopause

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Elizabeth E. Gerard, Sheryl Haut, Puja Patel, M. Sazgar
      Pages 141-152
    3. Nitin K. Sethi, Mark S. Yerby, C. L. Harden
      Pages 153-158
    4. Pamela Crawford, Enrique A. Serrano, M. Sazgar
      Pages 159-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-173

About this book


This text presents difficult management issues surrounding women with epilepsy in a unique format. The Editors provide several controversial cases in adolescence, pre-conception, pregnancy and menopause with invited experts offering their differing opinions.  The Editors compare the clinical approaches and build a consensus based on the best available evidence.  Professionals charged with managing this challenging patient group will be given insights on providing the best possible care based on current available data and expert opinion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mona Sazgar
    • 1
  • Cynthia L. Harden
    • 2
  1. 1.Irvine Medical CenterUniversity of CaliforniaOrangeUSA
  2. 2.Beth Israel Phillips Ambulatory Care CenMount SinaiNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29168-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29170-3
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