Fernanda Villanueva-Gomez

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INTRODUCTION Epilepsy is an important problem from a medical, social and legal point of view. Proof of this is the fact that it constitutes the second most commonly alleged cause for absolution of responsibility in Spain, according to the jurisprudence from the Supreme Court (1976 1995). METHOD Throughout history it has been classified as a magical,(More)
INTRODUCTION Paroxystic disorders, especially of motor type, mean that sometimes interpretation and classification as epileptic or non-epileptic is difficult. In these cases a recording of the episodes synchronized with an EEG may help diagnosis. DEVELOPMENT By means of digital EEG and video we have recorded various episodes similar to epileptic seizures,(More)
Although from the medical point of view epilepsy is considered to be a neurological disorder, this has not always been so. It was once included in the group of psychiatric disorders by the medical profession and others. In the case law of the Supreme Court, epilepsy is defined as a typical endogenous psychosis, and therefore as insanity. This would lead to(More)
Informed consent has remained in the medical tradition but the scale of values and human rights have changed. Today the emphasis is on a human being's right to autonomy, his personality and power to make decisions. At the same time, the doctor-patient relationship has undergone considerable changes. It has evolved from one of paternalism based on the old(More)
INTRODUCTION Digital electroencephalography with simultaneous video-EEG recording gives invaluable information for the diagnosis of epileptic seizures, so that motor episodes which seem to be of cerebral origin may not show electrical correlation or on the other hand, electroencephalographic seizures may not be accompanied by clinical changes. DEVELOPMENT(More)
INTRODUCTION At the present time it has become a social necessity for most people to be able to drive a motor vehicle. For this reason, obtention of a driving license is continuously regulated so as to be adapted to the psychophysical aptitudes required at any given moment, since these vary with medical and social advances. DEVELOPMENT We review the(More)
AIM To review sexual dysfunction in epileptic patients, which is an aspect of the disease that is often deemed as being of little importance, but which exerts a decisive influence on the quality of life of these patients. DEVELOPMENT The alterations in sexual functioning in epilepsy have a complex physiopathology, can be of different types and occur(More)
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