By M. P. Kerr MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc, MPhil, F.IASSID (auth.), Vee P. Prasher MBChB, MRCPsych, MMedSc, MD, PhD, F.IASSID, Mike P. Kerr MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc, MPhil, F.IASSID (eds.)
Epilepsy and highbrow Disabilities brings jointly findings from learn and medical perform, with finished assurance of the $64000 points of epilepsy in individuals with highbrow disabilities. it is necessary for execs enthusiastic about the care of people with all highbrow disabilities to have a huge figuring out of the basic variety of matters, and for that reason this e-book presents a really multi-disciplinary standpoint, whole with many figures and illustrations to underline the major points.
Undoubtedly, learn and scientific perform is far extra complicated within the common inhabitants than in people with highbrow disabilities, and so it's important that pros and teachers within the box of highbrow disabilities are made totally conscious of ongoing advancements within the common inhabitants, for you to much more likely than now not turn into correct to the intellectually disabled inhabitants. via adventure, this booklet additionally recognizes that the impression at the individual themselves and on their carers continuously should be taken under consideration, with remedy courses validated with a multi-faceted group procedure in mind.
Avoiding the jargon of many titles during this quarter whereas holding the hands-on procedure of medical perform, this publication meshes the sensible and clinical worlds, with all chapters written by way of top specialists within the field.
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54 Prader-Willi syndrome arises from paternal deletion of, or maternal disomy of, 15q11–q13. The characteristic physical and behavioral phenotype is well-known and includes hyperphagia. The presentation is quite unlike Angelman syndrome. There is, however, an increased rate of febrile convulsions which is shared with Angelman syndrome, and seizure disorders seem to occur in 28–46% of individuals. 55 There is a suggestion that seizure disorders may be more prominent in childhood and adolescence.
Epilepsy • Group 1 licenses (motorcars and motorcycles) require seizure freedom for 12 months, or if the seizures are solely sleep-related, then this pattern must have been established for 3 years prior to obtaining a license. 22 A. Johnston, P. 5 tons, passenger vehicles of 9+ seats, and vehicles for hire) require seizure freedom and freedom from antiepileptic medication for 10 years. Single seizure: The same DVLA regulations for Group 1 licenses apply. , anesthesia, are dealt with individually by the DVLA.
More than many other medical conditions of childhood, epilepsy generates important social and psychological issues for the individual, the parents, and caregivers. Schooling and education, peer pressure, and parental fear and anxiety are important factors to address in the overall management and well-being of the patient. Teenagers Teenagers typically seek independence from their parents and from the restrictions of childhood and acceptance by their peers. The transition of childhood to adulthood is stressful enough without the additional burden of a chronic disorder such as epilepsy.