A disorder which affects 4 percent of children and 1-2 percent of the general population, epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. The original edition of C.P. Panayiotopoulos guide proved to be the only one of its kind, covering many important aspects of diagnosis and treatment. Due to the continued advances being made in the subject, a second edition is now due. The text includes detailed diagnostics, concise descriptions of syndromes, a wealth of practical tips, and is supported by useful tables to enable clear diagnoses.Building on the sell-out success of the first edition this thorough revision reflects the latest report of the ILAE classification core group and the significant progress made in the diagnosis, classification and treatment of the epilepsies.This new edition is indispensable reading for all those who care for patients with epileptic seizures.