Brain Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811976
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811973
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 625 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Brain Disorders Sourcebook, Third Edition provides readers with updated information about brain function, neurological emergencies such as a brain attack (stroke) or seizure, and symptoms of brain disorders. It describes the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation therapies for genetic and congenital brain disorders, brain infections, brain tumors, seizures, traumatic brain injuries, and degenerative neurological disorders such as Alzheimer disease and other dementias, Parkinson disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A glossary of related terms is also included along with a directory of additional resources about brain disorders.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Part One: Brain Basics.
2: Inside the Human Brain.
3: Brain Changes Related to Healthy Aging.
4: How Toxins Affect the Brain.
5: Signs and Symptoms of Brain Disorders.
6: Neurological Emergencies.
7: Impaired Consciousness.
8: Brain Death.
9: Part Two: Diagnosing and Treating Brain Disorders.
10: Neurological Tests and Procedures.
11: Steroids for Brain Disorders.
12: Chemotherapy and the Brain.
13: Radiation Therapy.
14: Brain Surgery.
15: Restoring Consciousness: Aiding Recovery from Coma.
16: Brain Rehabilitation.
17: Part Three: Genetic and Congenital Brain Disorders.
18: Adrenoleukodystrophy.
19: Batten Disease (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses).
20: Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Sub cortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL).
21: Mental Health Disorders Rooted in Genetic Brain Disorders.
22: Other Inherited Neurological Disorders.
23: Birth Defects That Affect the Brain.
24: Cephalic Disorders.
25: Cerebral Palsy.
26: Part Four: Brain Infections.
27: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): Neurological Complications.
28: Brain Abscess.
29: Encephalitis.
30: Meningitis.
31: Neurocysticercosis.
32: Part Five: Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
33: Head Injury: Identification and First Aid.
34: Preventing Brain Injuries.
35: Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury).
36: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
37: Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome).
38: Brain Aneurysm.
39: Cavernous Angioma.
40: Hydrocephalus.
41: Stroke.
42: Part Six: Brain Tumors.
43: Benign and Tumor-Associated Brain Cysts.
44: Primary Brain Tumors.
45: Metastatic Brain Tumors.
46: Pituitary Tumors.
47: Childhood Brain Tumors.
48: Living with a Brain Tumor.
49: Part Seven: Degenerative Brain Disorders.
50: Dementias.
51: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
52: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
53: Huntington Disease.
54: Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
55: Parkinson Disease.
56: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
57: Part Eight: Seizures and Neurological Disorders of Sleep.
58: What Is Epilepsy?.
59: Treating Epilepsy.
60: Living with Epilepsy.
61: Nonepileptic Seizures.
62: Myoclonus: Involuntary Muscle Jerking.
63: Restless Legs Syndrome.
64: Narcolepsy.
65: Part Nine: Additional Help and Information.
66: Glossary of Terms Related to Brain Disorders.
67: Directory of Organizations with Information about Brain Disorders.