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Alice’s psychological report

Presentation of Alice’s psychological history. This is the final part of Alice’s comprehensive neuropsychological report, which you can find in the “Downloads” section below. As was the case with the …

First aid for seizures

Professor Sara Mondini provides information on giving first-aid to a person experiencing a seizure. Have you ever saw a person having a seizure? If so, were you able to help …

Acknowledgments and suggestions

Here, you can find information on the material used for this course and suggestions on where to find more about epilepsy. The main contents of this course can be found …

Cognitive rehabilitation

This article outlines the features of cognitive rehabilitation in epilepsy. As we have learned so far, epilepsy might affect memory, language, attention, executive functions (e.g., planning and set-shifting abilities) as …

Everyday difficulties

Here is an introduction to the psychosocial consequences of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting daily activities with negative consequences on quality of life. Sometimes its effects are so …

Alice’s psychological document

Presentation of Alice’s psychological history. This is the final part of Alice’s comprehensive neuropsychological report, which you can find in the “Downloads” section below. As was the case with the …

Alice’s medical document

Presentation of Alice’s medical history. At the beginning of the course, you heard the story of Alice, a girl diagnosed with epilepsy. Throughout the course, evidence will be presented regarding …

Neuropsychological assessment

Here is an introduction to the neuropsychological consequences of epilepsy. Epilepsy entails physical as well as cognitive deficits. A neuropsychological assessment is therefore necessary in order to evaluate the severity …

Alice’s neuropsychological document

Presentation of Alice’s neuropsychological data. This is the second part of Alice’s comprehensive neuropsychological report which will be presented in the third week (Step 3.7). As was the case with …

Pre-surgical intervention techniques

This video introduces the topic of surgical intervention to remove the focus of epilepsy. In the case of drug-resistant epileptic syndromes patients might undergo a surgical intervention to reduce symptoms. …

The features of medical techniques in detail

We suggest watching these two videos in which some professionals explain in depth how the diagnostic techniques we have just spoken about work and what they are useful for. If …

The role of the brain

This video is about the brain as the locus of epilepsy The brain makes humans what they are. Normal connections among neurons are responsible for cognitive, affective, motor and vital …

Diagnostic techniques

This video explains how to assess epilepsy by focusing on its neurological aspects. A multidisciplinary team is necessary for an accurate diagnosis of epilepsy. A number of professionals are responsible …

‘Bumping into’ epileptic symptoms

We suggest watching the videos below, which show real people having a seizure, in order to better understand the nature of this major epileptic symptom and recall what you learned …

Experiencing epilepsy: the case of Alice

Alice shares her experience with epilepsy. In the video Alice, a girl diagnosed with epilepsy, describes how this neurological disorder has affected her life. In the comments, please share with …