Brain Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816218
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816213
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Consumer health information about diagnosis and treatment of acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain disorders, and degenerative diseases and conditions. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Brain Basics.
1: Brain Basics: Know Your Brain.
2: Brain Development and Aging.
3: How Toxins Affect the Brain.
4: Signs and Symptoms of Brain Disorders.
5: Neurological Emergencies.
6: Coma.
Diagnosing and Treating Brain Disorders.
7: Neurological Tests and Procedures.
8: Chemotherapy and the Brain.
9: Brain Surgery.
10: Deep Brain Stimulation.
11: Radiation Therapy.
12: Brain Rehabilitation.
Genetic and Congenital Brain Disorders.
13: Adrenoleukodystrophy.
14: Batten Disease (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses).
15: Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Sub-Cortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL).
16: Mental Health Disorders Rooted in Genetic Brain Disorders.
17: Other Inherited Neurological Disorders.
18: Birth Defects That Affect the Brain.
19: Cephalic Disorders.
20: Cerebral Palsy.
21: Chiari Malformation.
22: Spina Bifida.
Brain Infections.
23: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): Neurological Complications.
24: Brain Abscess.
25: Cysticercosis.
26: Meningitis and Encephalitis.
27: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML).
28: Rabies.
29: West Nile Virus.
Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries.
30: Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury).
31: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
32: Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome).
33: Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries.
34: Agnosia.
35: Cerebral Aneurysm.
36: Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (Cavernous Angioma).
37: Hydrocephalus.
38: Stroke.
Brain Tumors.
39: Brain Tumor: Overview.
40: Adult Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors.
41: Pituitary Tumors.
42: Childhood Brain Tumors.
43: Living with a Brain Tumor.
Degenerative Brain Disorders.
44: Dementias.
45: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
46: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
47: Friedreich Ataxia.
48: Huntington Disease.
49: Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
50: Parkinson Disease.
51: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
Seizures and Neurological Disorders of Sleep.
52: Epilepsy.
53: Nonepileptic Seizures.
54: Myoclonus: Involuntary Muscle Jerking.
55: Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).
56: Narcolepsy.
Additional Help and Information.
57: Glossary of Terms Related to Brain Disorders.
58: Directory of Organizations with Information about Brain Disorders.