Epilepsy and disability

Joseph I. Sirven

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A 34-year-old man presents with the chief complaint of recurrent "spells". The episodes began approximately 2 years ago after he had been involved in an automobile accident and suffered a closed head injury. The spells were characterized by a sensation of "zoning out" that was preceded by a fearful sense of panic. They occurred at least twice a week and lasted between 50 and 90 s. After the event, he felt tired and had difficulty focusing on his work or during his daily activities. He worked as a District Attorney and had court duties and appearances that were required on a nearly daily basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEpilepsy Case Studies
Subtitle of host publicationPearls for Patient Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319013664
ISBN (Print)3319013653, 9783319013657
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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