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The Paroxysmal Disorders


  • 26 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 60 tables
  • Page extent: 226 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.67 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 616.8/45
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RC394.C77 P3713 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Convulsions
    • Headache
    • Epilepsy
    • Vertigo
    • Neurologic Manifestations

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521895293)

The paroxysmal disorders present neurologists and other medical professionals with diagnostic problems across a range of disorders, including multiple sclerosis, migraine and epilepsy. This new English language edition of a compendium of the paroxysmal disorders, originally published in German as Paroxysmale Störugen in der Neurologie, is an informative and practical resource for clinicians, which provides invaluable help with differential diagnosis and management. Fully updated throughout, this new edition comprehensively covers the entire spectrum of the paroxysmal disorders, including sudden falls, headache, vertigo attacks, memory loss, visual disturbances, seizures and anxiety. Each chapter is practice oriented, covering definitions, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, examination techniques and therapy. Detailed guidelines for gathering case-histories, essential for accurate diagnosis, are also provided. Important reading for clinicians, professionals and academic researchers working in neurology, psychiatry, epilepsy, internal medicine and ENT.

• Comprehensive coverage of the full spectrum of the paroxysmal disorders • Practice oriented approach provides accessible guidelines for examination, diagnosis and management • Tables and flowcharts provide summaries and quick reference points


Preface; 1. Paroxysmal attack: diagnostic gold standards and history-taking Peter Wolf; 2. Paroxysmal disorders in childhood Gerhard Kurlemann; 3. Syncope Florian Weissinger and Thomas Lempert; 4. Sudden falls Ian Mothersill, Thomas Grunwald and Günter Krämer; 5. Paroxysmal headache Hans-Cristoph Diener and Marc Andre Slomke; 6. Paroxysmal vertigo attacks Marianne Dieterich; 7. Paroxysmal visual disturbances Hans Wolfgang Kölmel and Christina Kölmel; 8. Paroxysmal paresis Barbara Tettenborn; 9. Paroxysmal dyskinesias Ludwig D. Schelosky; 10. Cramps, spasms, startles and related symptoms Hans-Michael Meinck; 11. Myoclonus Konrad J. Werhahn; 12. Paroxysmal memory loss Peter P. Urban; 13. Dissociative seizures Bettina Schmitz; 14. Anxiety Peter Henningsen; 15. Vegetative seizures Soheyl Noachtar and Jan Rémi; 16. Episodic ataxias Monika Jeub, Thomas Klockgether and Michael Strupp; Index.


Peter Wolf, Gerhard Kurlemann, Florian Weissinger, Thomas Lempert, Ian Mothersill, Thomas Grunwald, Günter Krämer, Hans-Cristoph Diener, Marc Andre Slomke, Marianne Dieterich, Hans Wolfgang Kölmel, Christina Kölmel, Barbara Tettenborn, Ludwig D. Schelosky, Hans-Michael Meinck, Konrad J. Werhahn, Peter P. Urban, Bettina Schmitz, Peter Henningsen, Soheyl Noachtar, Jan Rémi, Monika Jeub, Thomas Klockgether, Michael Strupp

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