Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Epilepsy: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2023 | Viewed by 447
Special Issue Editor
Interests: neurological diseases; brain; neurology; neuroscience; neuroimaging; fMRI; 7 Tesla; EEG; genetics
Special Issue Information
Epilepsy is a diffuse neurological condition with a remarkable impact on public health. Acknowledging its paramount importance, the 75th World Health Assembly adopted the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders 2022–2031 (IGAP) on May 27. The incidence of epilepsy follows a U-shaped bimodal distribution, with peaks in early infancy and in the elderly. About 70% of people with epilepsy can enter seizure freedom with treatment. Nevertheless, both diagnostic and treatment gaps exist in every country in the world, and there is a social stigma associated with epilepsy. To optimize epilepsy management, the awareness of the heterogeneous etiologies and of the variable seizure semeiology should be disseminated at the public level. A shared diagnostic algorithm should be pursued. Advanced neuroimaging and molecular diagnostics may indeed suggest tailored treatment in selected patients, as a precision medicine approach. The present Special Issue aims to collect innovative single reports and case series, critical reviews, out-of-the box viewpoints, and experimental findings focused on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of epilepsy with a focus on the future.
Dr. Emanuele Bartolini
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- neurological diseases