Third International Congress on Epilepsy, Brain, and Mind: Part 2

Ivan Rektor, Steven C. Schachter*, Ravindra Arya, Shahar Arzy, Hilde Braakman, Martin J. Brodie, Peter Brugger, Bernard S. Chang, Alla Guekht, Bruce Hermann, Dale C. Hesdorffer, Marilyn Jones-Gotman, Andres M. Kanner, Luis Garcia-Larrea, Pavel Mareš, Marco Mula, Miri Neufeld, Gail L. Risse, Philippe Ryvlin, Margitta SeeckTorbjörn Tomson, Amos D. Korczyn

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Epilepsy is both a disease of the brain and the mind. Here, we present the second of two papers with extended summaries of selected presentations of the Third International Congress on Epilepsy, Brain and Mind (April 3-5, 2014; Brno, Czech Republic). Humanistic, biologic, and therapeutic aspects of epilepsy, particularly those related to the mind, were discussed. The extended summaries provide current overviews of epilepsy, cognitive impairment, and treatment, including brain functional connectivity and functional organization; juvenile myoclonic epilepsy; cognitive problems in newly diagnosed epilepsy; SUDEP including studies on prevention and involvement of the serotoninergic system; aggression and antiepileptic drugs; body, mind, and brain, including pain, orientation, the "self-location", Gourmand syndrome, and obesity; euphoria, obsessions, and compulsions; and circumstantiality and psychiatric comorbidities.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)138-159
Number of pages22
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015

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  • Aggression
  • Cognition
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Euphoria
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-compulsive disease
  • Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy


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