Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities

  • Vee P. Prasher
  • Mike Kerr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Clinical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mike Kerr, V. P. Prasher
      Pages 3-7
    3. A. Johnston, R. Wynford-Thomas, P. E. Smith
      Pages 9-33
    4. S. M. Zuberi, J. D. Symonds
      Pages 71-98
  3. Treatment Issues

  4. Psychosocial Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. C. L. Morgan, J. Lau, M. Prasher
      Pages 267-279
    3. M. L. Smith, K. Puka
      Pages 281-301
    4. Mike Kerr, V. P. Prasher
      Pages 329-332
  5. S. M. Zuberi, J. D. Symonds
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 333-339

About this book


This second edition of a successful book provides updated clinical and research knowledge, including information on the licensing of new antiepileptic drugs. All chapters are updated to reflect present accepted practice and new chapters highlighting the importance of the genetic aspects of epilepsy, nonpharmacological treatments, and the impact of epilepsy on families and carers have been added.

Ongoing developments in the general population, which will more likely than not become relevant to the intellectually disabled population, are discussed. The impact of epilepsy on the person themselves and their carers is acknowledged, and person-centred treatment programs with a multifaceted team approach are proposed. 

This book is aimed at physicians and residents in neurology and pediatrics, as well as other practitioners working with this population, such as neuropsychologists. Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities, Second Edition is recommended reading for all those caring for this important group of individuals.


developmental disability epilepsy intellectual disability seizure anti-epileptic drug non-pharmacologic treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Vee P. Prasher
    • 1
  • Mike Kerr
    • 2
  1. 1.NHS TrustBirmingham Community Healthcare NHS TrustBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience, Cardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39142-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39144-1
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