Containing numerous bulleted lists and tables, Essentials of Clinical Epilepsy, Second Edition, is a portable handbook designed to be an easy-to-use and convenient source of information for practitioners and residents involved in the management of epileptic patients. Addressing topics including differential diagnosis of seizures, prognosis of epilepsy, neuroimaging in epilepsy, and new antiepileptic drugs, this complete handbook provides busy practitioners with the most up-to-date information on the practical management of epilepsy.Epilepsy is a condition originating in the brain and is defined as "a sudden, excessive discharge from the gray matter of cerebral cortex." It is one of the most commonly seen conditions in a general neurologist's office. While epilepsy and seizure patients are diagnosed and treated by neurologists, most primary care physicians have epileptic patients that they see for ongoing care. This book will meet the needs of both primary care physicians and neurologists who need to locate information quickly in order to treat epileptic patients.