The Comorbidities of Epilepsy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128148778

The Comorbidities of Epilepsy

1st Edition

Editors: Marco Mula
Paperback ISBN: 9780128148778
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2019
Page Count: 300
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The Comorbidities of Epilepsy offers an up-to-date, comprehensive review of all comorbidities of epilepsy (somatic, neurological and behavioral) as discussed by active international authorities in the field of clinical epileptology, emphasizing epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. This book includes a critical appraisal of methodological aspects and limitations, along with public health problems. Pharmacological issues in the management of comorbidities are also discussed, providing a comprehensive tome on a group of neurological disorders that affect about 50 million people worldwide. As health professionals are now realizing the importance of comorbidities in patients with epilepsy, this book will help improve quality of life.

During the last 15 years, a number of studies have shown that some disorders are more frequently encountered among patients with epilepsy as compared to the general population. These findings have led to several hypotheses about a shared pathophysiology between epilepsy and these disorders that has stimulated research in this area and emphasized the importance of recognizing this specific group of comorbidities.

Key Features

  • Covers the somatic, neurological and behavioral co-morbidities of epilepsy
  • Discusses epidemiology, pathophysiology and prognosis of co-morbidities
  • Details diagnosis and management of common co-morbidities
  • Provides dosages, side-effects and interactions for pharmacological treatment
  • Identifies the impact of comorbidities to health care utilization and cost


Neurologists, epileptologists, clinical researchers, neuropsychologists, general physicians, and students

Table of Contents

  1. Comorbidities of epilepsy: A theoretical framework
    2. Healthcare utilisation and costs of people with epilepsy: the impact of comorbidities
    3. Epilepsy and Bone health
    4. Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
    5. Epilepsy and Sexual Dysfunction
    6. Epilepsy, Diabetes and other endocrinological disorders
    7. Epilepsy, Coeliac disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases
    8. Epilepsy and Obesity
    9. Epilepsy and Cancer
    10. Epilepsy and Headache
    11. Epilepsy and Dementia
    12. Epilepsy and Multiple sclerosis
    13. Epilepsy and Sleep disorders
    14. Epilepsy and Depression
    15. Epilepsy and Psychoses
    16. Epilepsy and Dissociative non-epileptic attacks
    17. Epilepsy and Autism
    18. Epilepsy and ADHD


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About the Editor

Marco Mula

Dr Marco Mula is an internationally recognised expert in behavioural comorbidities of epilepsy and side effects of antiepileptic drugs. He is currently working as Consultant in Neurology and Epileptology at the Atkinson Morley Regional Neuroscience Centre, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in London and Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London. He is Associate Editor of Epilepsy & Behavior and the British Journal of Psychiatry Open. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Epilepsia, Epilepsia Open, the British Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Epileptology. He is a reviewer for a number of international journals in neurology, and clinical neurosciences (for example Nature Neurology, Brain, British Medical Journal, Epilepsia, Epilepsy & Behavior, Epilepsy Research, Seizure, Journal of Affective Disorders and CNS Drugs). He has been Chair of the Commission on Neuropsychiatry of the International League Against Epilepsy, member of the Scientific Committee and subsequently of the Executive Committee of the International Neuropsychiatric Association, Course director for the Virtual Epilepsy Academy (VIREPA) of the course on Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy. He is currently Chair of the Task force on Education of the ILAE Commission on Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Mula has authored almost two hundred publications in the field of epilepsy treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Atkinson Morley Regional Neuroscience Centre, St. George’s University Hospitals, London, UK

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