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Epilepsy and Memory
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Epilepsy and Memory

Adam Zeman, Narinder Kapur, and Marilyn Jones-Gotman

Abstract

Epilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the brain, and these patients often suffer from memory problems. There are a number of reasons for this: seizures can directly affect the brain in ways that disturb memory; epilepsy often results from trouble in brain regions closely linked to memory; the treatment of epilepsy can affect memory; epilepsy can cause psychological problems, like depression, which interfere with memory. This book reviews all aspects of the relationship between this common and potentially serious neurological disorder and memory, one of the core functions of the human ... More

Keywords: epilepsy, memory problems, seizures, brain disorders, anticonvulsant side effects, psychiatric disorder, rehabilitation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580286.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Zeman, editor
Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK

Narinder Kapur, editor
Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology, University College London, UK

Marilyn Jones-Gotman, editor
Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill Universityk, Canada

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