Archived AES Symposia 2007
Professionals in Epilepsy Care #1: Basic Principles of the Treatment of Frequent Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy - What a Non-Psychiatrist Should Know
Program Length: 2 hrs 47 min
The evaluation and care of patients with epilepsy who have comorbid psychiatric conditions is an important component of their care. This clinical workshop will provide a practical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder in adults and children with epilepsy. A multidisciplinary approach with panel discussions and audience participation will address problems that lead to delayed diagnosis, lack of access to care, who provides and who should provide care, and the psychosocial consequences. Strategies to these issues will be explored.
- Develop a strategy to assess pediatric and adult patients for mood disorders, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder so that all patients are appropriately diagnosed
- Formulate a treatment plan using a multidisciplinary approach to provide optimum quality of life outcomes for these patients
- For your pre-surgical patients, identify comorbid (and lifetime) psychiatric disorders and counsel on potential complications after epilepsy surgery, based on the presurgical psychiatric evaluation.
Epileptologists, adult and pediatric neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists
Basic Principles of the Treatment of Frequent Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy - What a Non-Psychiatrist Should Know
Mimi Callanan, RN, M.S.N; Andres Kanner, M.D
Review of the First Randomized Controlled Study on Pharmacotherapy Versus Cognitive Behavior
Frank Gilliam, M.D., Ph.D
Case-Based Panel Discussion
John Barry, M.D; Madison Berl, Ph.D; Rochelle Caplan, M.D; Sandra Cushner, PT, LCSW-C; Daniel Drane, Ph.D; David Dunn, M.D; Marlis Frey, M.S.N., APN; Patricia Gibson, M.S.S.W; Frank Gilliam, M.D., M.P.H; Andres Kanner, M.D; E.S Krishnamoorthy, M.D., Ph.D; W Lafrance, Jr., M.D; Jay Salpekar, M.D; Maureen Sheehan, RN, M.S., PNP; Raj Sheth, M.D; Michael Trimble, M.D
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed with regard to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the faculty and are not endorsed by the American Epilepsy Society or any manufacturers of pharmaceuticals.