A modern approach to learning about epilepsy

 December 2, 2001
Reviewer: Dr PN Cooper from Manchester, UK

This really is an excellent introduction for Neurology trainees who are looking for a guide to the management of patients with epilepsy. It uses a "Problem based" approach, with typical clinical scenarios, and then discuses the options, and approaches to management.
What I liked was it's down to earth pragmatic style.It is not a reference book, and doen't pretend to be, but it does teach you how to look after patients. I have lent it to some of my trainees to read, their comments are that it tells them things that they won't find in other textbooks, and it gives them confidence in the clinic.
My one criticism is that the appendicies are too long, and not that relevent for the European reader.