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Epilepsy

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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No book to buy Duration: 5 hours
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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. Anti-epileptic 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.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview Of Epilepsy
    1. Risk Factors
    2. Types of Epilepsy
  3. Epilepsy Syndromes
    1. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
    2. Frontal Lobe Epilepsy
    3. Parietal Lobe Epilepsy
    4. Occipital Lobe Epilepsy
    5. Primary Generalized Epilepsy
    6. Idiopathic Partial Epilepsy
    7. Symptomatic Generalized Epilepsy
    8. Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy
    9. Reflex Epilepsy
  4. Epilepsy Syndromes In Children
    1. Febrile Seizures
    2. Benign Rolandic Epilepsy
    3. Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
    4. Infantile Spasms
    5. Lennox-Gestaut Syndrome
    6. Childhood Absence Epilepsy
    7. Benign Occipital Epilepsy
    8. Mitochondrial Disorders
    9. Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
    10. Rasmussen Syndrome
    11. Hypothalamic Hamartoma & Epilepsy
  5. Treatment
    1. Diet
    2. Electroencephalography Biofeedback
    3. Melatonin
    4. Vitamins
      1. Folic Acid
      2. Calcium
      3. Vitamin D
    5. Surgical Options
    6. Anti-Epileptic Medication
  6. Emotional Impact And Support
  7. Stigma
  8. Summary 2 Attachments

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between idiopathic and symptomatic epilepsy.
  • Identify the functions that are measured during biofeedback.
  • List common side effects of the most popular anti-epileptic drugs.
  • Describe the importance of emotional support for children with epilepsy

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