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Designed to provide a comprehensive but accessible introduction to epilepsy and seizure disorders, Adult Epilepsy provides state-of-the-art information in a concise format useful to a wide audience, from neurology residents to epilepsy fellows and practitioners. This illustrated guide to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy is a valuable resource enabling clinicians to stay on top of the latest recommendations for best practice. CONTENTS 1. Introduction Section 1. Pathophysiology and epidemiology of seizures and epilepsy 2. Seizure and Epilepsy Syndromes Classification 3. Epidemiology of seizure disorders Section 2. Diagnostic evaluation 4. The Role of Routine Electroencephalography (EEG), 5. Neuroimaging in Epilepsy 6. Video-EEG monitoring 7. Etiologies of seizures 8. The Evaluation of non-epileptic paroxysmal events Section 3. Principles of medical management 9. Mechanism of Action AEDs 10. Antiepileptic drugs: Pharmacology, Epilepsy Indications and Selection Section 4. Generalized epilepsies 11. Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies 12. Symptomatic generalized epilepsies Section 5. Partial epilepsies 13. Overview of diagnosis and medical treatment of partial epilepsies 14. Medial temporal lobe epilepsy 15. Substrate directed epilepsy 16. Non-substrate-directed partial epilepsy 17. Surgical treatment Gregory Cascino is a Professor of Neurology and principal investigator at the Mayo Clinic, in the National Institutes of Health funded study Epilepsy Phenome Genome Project (EPGP) beginning in 2007. He is interested in the care and management of patients with seizures and epilepsy and the evaluation of patients for surgical treatment of epilepsy. Joseph Sirven is a Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic and chair of neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona. His main interests are in Epilepsy and Seizure Treatments in Adults and Children (particularly older adults), Epilepsy Surgery, Electroencephalography, Investigational Antiepilepsy Drugs, Status Epilepticus, Vagal Nerve Stimulator, Ketogenic Diet