PPT_Chapter_23 - Antiseizure Agents Chapter 23 Copyright 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams Wilkins Epilepsy Most prevalent of the

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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Antiseizure Agents Chapter 23
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Epilepsy Most prevalent of the neurological disorders Collection of different syndromes Seizures A loss of control Frightening to patients
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Nature of Seizures Seems to be caused by abnormal neurons sensitive to stimulation or prone to over-responsiveness Primary Seizures Secondary Seizures
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Classification of Seizures Seizure type is very important Formerly categorized as: Grand mal (tonic-clonic seizures) Petit mal (absence seizures) Current classifications different
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins International Classification of Seizures
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Generalized Seizures Tonic clonic Seizures Absence Seizures Myoclonic Seizures Febrile Seizures Jacksonian Seizures Psychomotor Seizures Status Epilepticus
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Partial Seizures Focal Seizures Involve One Area of the Brain Simple partial seizures Complex partial seizures
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Drugs for Treating Generalized Seizures Used to treat psychoses perceptual and behavioral disorders Drugs do not cure the disorder help patients function in a more acceptable manner and carry on activities of daily living Absence seizures may require drugs that are different Used in both children and adults
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Sites of Action of Drugs Used to Treat Various Forms of Epilepsy
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