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Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 1 hour
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Course Summary

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder of varied etiology and symptomology and its treatment depends on multiple factors, including age of onset and type of seizure. Sometimes the seizure is absent or mild enough to go untreated by medication and resolves over time. Most often, epilepsy is a life long condition that requires close medical management. Antiepileptic drug therapy often requires serum monitoring for dose adjustment and drug interaction surveillance. Screening for comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions, especially depression, anxiety, and feelings of social stigma and isolation is needed. Educating patients and families to increase awareness of epilepsy and treatment options in their unique circumstance will assist them to overcome stereotypes and help them obtain a higher quality of life.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Overview Of Epilepsy

1.   Risk Factors

2.   Types Of Epilepsy

III.         Epilepsy Syndromes

1.   Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

2.   Frontal Lobe Epilepsy

3.   Parietal Lobe Epilepsy

4.   Occipital Lobe Epilepsy

5.   Primary Generalized Epilepsy

6.   Idiopathic Parietal Epilepsy

7.   Systematic Generalized Epilepsy

8.   Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy

9.   Reflex Epilepsy

10.        Febrile Seizures

11.        Benign Roland ie., Epilepsy

12.        Juvenile

13.        Infantile spasms.

14.        Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

15.        Childhood Absence Epilepsy

16.        Benign Occipital Epilepsy

17.        Mitochondrial Disorders

18.        Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

19.        Rasmussen Syndrome

20.        Hypothalamic Hamartoma & Epilepsy

IV.          Treatment Of Epilepsy

1.   Electroencephalography

2.   Melatonin

3.   Vitamins

4.   Surgical Options

5.   Antiepileptic Medication

V.            Emotional Impact And Support

VI.          Summary 


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