Third International Congress on Epilepsy, Brain, and Mind: Part 2

Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Sep:50:138-59. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.07.014. Epub 2015 Aug 8.


Epilepsy is both a disease of the brain and the mind. Here, we present the second of two papers with extended summaries of selected presentations of the Third International Congress on Epilepsy, Brain and Mind (April 3-5, 2014; Brno, Czech Republic). Humanistic, biologic, and therapeutic aspects of epilepsy, particularly those related to the mind, were discussed. The extended summaries provide current overviews of epilepsy, cognitive impairment, and treatment, including brain functional connectivity and functional organization; juvenile myoclonic epilepsy; cognitive problems in newly diagnosed epilepsy; SUDEP including studies on prevention and involvement of the serotoninergic system; aggression and antiepileptic drugs; body, mind, and brain, including pain, orientation, the "self-location", Gourmand syndrome, and obesity; euphoria, obsessions, and compulsions; and circumstantiality and psychiatric comorbidities.

Keywords: Aggression; Cognition; Depression; Epilepsy; Euphoria; Obesity; Obsessive–compulsive disease; Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aggression / psychology
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Brain / physiopathology
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Cognition Disorders / drug therapy
  • Cognition Disorders / psychology
  • Compulsive Behavior / diagnosis
  • Compulsive Behavior / drug therapy
  • Compulsive Behavior / psychology
  • Congresses as Topic* / trends
  • Czech Republic
  • Death, Sudden / prevention & control
  • Epilepsy / diagnosis*
  • Epilepsy / drug therapy
  • Epilepsy / psychology
  • Humans
  • Internationality*
  • Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical*
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile / diagnosis
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile / drug therapy
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile / psychology
  • Pain / diagnosis
  • Pain / drug therapy
  • Pain / psychology


  • Anticonvulsants