Mimics of Epileptic Seizures

by Ambar Chakravarty

The objective of this book is to describe the mimics of epileptic seizures. Seizure mimics of epilepsy are those conditions that are not caused actually by the disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. These conditions can cause loss of awareness, sensations, and abnormal body movements. This book consists of 22 chapters which talk about Sir William Richard Gowers (1845–1915) and the borderland of epilepsy, seizure diagnosis and the mimics, syncope and reflex anoxic seizure, unusual seizures, mimics of nonconvulsive status epilepticus, cerebrovascular mimics of epileptic seizures, migraine and epilepsy, movement disorder mimics of epileptic seizures, endocrine and metabolic mimics of epileptic seizures, falls and drop attacks in the elderly, hyperventilation syndrome, panic disorders and epilepsy, and seizures and seizure look a likes in multiple sclerosis. In this book, practical aspects of differentiating epileptic seizures are highlighted in problem-oriented manner from their imitators. 23 commentaries along with several illustrative case studies are also included in this book. These commentaries provide an analytical discourse to selected issues raised by the authors in the chapters preceding them. Several interesting videos of unusual seizures and seizure lookalike have been incorporated.


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Chakravarty Ambar Vivekananda Institute of Medical Science, Kolkata, West Bengal, India; Indian Academy of Neurology (2005–2006)
ISBN 9789390020966
Speciality Neurology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18356
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2020
Pages 396
Book Type Professional



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