This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Neurological Disorders category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.
2017-12-21 : Early Indicators: High Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome : Michelle Fattig writes on understanding and acknowledging autism, ASD, high functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
2017-08-20 : People Who Hear Voices Can Detect Hidden Speech in Unusual Sounds : Research reveals people who hear voices may also use unusual skills when their brains process new sounds.
2017-03-09 : Neurological Link Between Religious Experiences and Epilepsy : Research supports the notion that the human propensity for religious or spiritual experiences may be neurologically based.
2017-02-22 : Cat Ownership Not Linked To Mental Health Problems : New research reveals no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, contrary to a belief that people who grew up with cats were at higher risk of mental illness.
2017-02-15 : Possible Major Advance for Neurological Diseases Following New discovery : Discovery of new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory.
2016-02-14 : Apraxia Speech Disorder Can Progress to Neurodegenerative Disease : It may start with a simple word you can not pronounce, your tongue and lips stumble, and gibberish comes out.
2016-01-14 : Microcephaly: Symptoms, Causes & General Overview : General information regarding Microcephaly, a rare neurological condition in which a child's head is notably smaller than average.
2016-01-01 : Understanding TBI & PTSD: Similarities and Differences : For someone living with a diagnosis of both TBI and PTSD the combination can be overpowering and destructive.
2015-12-22 : Miller Fisher Syndrome: General Overview & Information : General information regarding Miller Fisher syndrome, a post-infectious, immune mediated neuropathy considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
2015-11-07 : What is Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation : Overview of Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), the process of using a magnet near the brain for treatments such as major depression.
2015-08-22 : Alexithymia: Information, Symptoms and Treatment Options : Information regarding alexithymia including signs, symptoms and possible treatment options for alexithymia.
2015-07-16 : Alpers Disease: General Information : Information regarding Alpers disease, a rare, autosomal recessive disorder seen in infants and young children.
2015-07-15 : Central Pain Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment : Information regarding Central pain syndrome, a neurological condition in which the pain may be moderate to severe in intensity.
2015-07-13 : Adie Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment : Adie syndrome, sometimes called the Holmes-Adie syndrome, is a neurologic disorder in where the ability of the pupil to constrict is impaired, usually in one eye.
2015-05-05 : Air Pollution Causes Changes in the Brain : Researchers from the State of Ohio, in earlier work with mice, discovered that fine air particulate matter causes widespread inflammation in the body that could be linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, as well as obesity..
2015-04-08 : A to Z List of Neurological Disorders : Alphabetical list of currently known Human Neurological Conditions including short definitions for each disorder.
2015-04-07 : Joubert Syndrome: Rare Genetic Neurological Disorder : Information regarding Joubert syndrome, a rare form of genetic disorder that affects less than 350 people in the entire world.
2014-12-17 : Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Diagnosing, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment : KLS is a neurological disorder characterized by recurring periods of excessive amounts of sleep, altered behavior, and reduced understanding of the world.
2014-11-13 : Federal Legislation Ignoring Civilian PTSD : Federal laws explicitly addressing post-traumatic stress disorder have overwhelmingly focused on the needs of military personnel and veterans.
2014-11-12 : GLUT1 Deficiency Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment : GLUT1 deficiency syndrome is a disorder that affects the nervous system and can have a variety of neurological signs and symptoms.
2014-09-16 : Naegleria Fowleri: Brain-eating Amoeba that can Cause Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis : Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba that can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called Primary Amebic meningoencephalitis.
2014-09-05 : Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) : Information relating to Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, attacks that may look like epileptic seizures yet are not caused by abnormal brain electrical discharges.
2014-08-28 : Moebius Syndrome: Symptoms, Information, Treatment and Support : Information regarding Moebius syndrome, a neurological condition that mainly affects muscles that control facial expressions and eye movement.
2014-08-07 : Dravet Syndrome Spectrum Disorders - Experiences, Treatment and Outlook : Information regarding Dravet syndrome spectrum disorders a rare genetic epileptic encephalopathies or dysfunction of the brain with onset occurring during first year of life.
2014-06-05 : Autism and Schizophrenia Linked to Air Pollution : Exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in brains of mice including enlargement of brain part in humans with autism and schizophrenia.
2014-05-05 : Locked-in Syndrome: A Rare Neurological Disorder : Information regarding Locked-in syndrome (LIS) a condition in which a person is aware and awake but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles except for the eyes.
2014-03-22 : Social Communication Disorder - Facts and Information : Information relating to social communication disorder characterized by difficulties using social language and communication skills.
2013-11-28 : Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) : Information regarding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy a disease that affects the brain and is found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma.
2013-10-15 : Confusion: Causes and Symptoms : Information relating to some of the causes and symptoms of confusion and disorientation.
2013-05-26 : Lou Gehrig's Disease - Researchers Identify Genetic Suspects : Researchers compared DNA sequences of patients who have spontaneous form of sporadic ALS with those of their unaffected parents.
2013-05-12 : Rape Trauma Syndrome and PTSD : The goal of therapy for trauma or PTSD treatment is to help people to relieve symptoms and deal with the trauma they have experienced.
2013-04-02 : Polyneuropathy Information, Treatment and Therapy : Polyneuropathy is the most common form of a group of disorders referred to as peripheral neuropathy caused by damage to peripheral nerves.
2013-02-18 : Understanding the Female Brain : Northwestern Medicine Womens Neurology Center is a program serving women and advancing research in neurological conditions facing women.
2013-01-05 : Differences Between OCD & ADHD : Article looks at and explains the differences in symptoms and forms of treatments for OCD and ADHD.
2012-09-29 : Hydranencephaly: Definition, Information, Diagnosis & Prognosis : Fact sheet examines Hydranencephaly a condition where the brain cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
2012-08-27 : Social Security to Reassess Disability Benefits Criteria for Neurological Disorders : The SSA announced it will reassess disability benefits criteria for people who have neurological disorders.
2012-07-25 : Risk Factors and Poverty in Relation to Anxiety and PTSD : Risk factors for anxiety disorder include things like a persons age gender family history and certain social factors.
2012-02-18 : Williams Syndrome - Facts and Information : Williams syndrome is a form of rare genetic disorder that is characterized by mild to moderate learning difficulties or mental retardation.
2012-01-26 : Viral Meningitis Facts & Information : Meningitis caused by viral infection is sometimes referred to as aseptic meningitis a serious condition although rarely fatal in people with average immune systems.
2011-06-28 : Controlling Huntington's Disease : Potential new approach to stopping or even preventing the development of Huntingtons Disease a devastating neurodegenerative disorder.
2011-05-24 : How OCD Develops - New Research Provides Insight : Evidence challenges popular conception that behaviors such as repetitive hand-washing characteristic of OCD are carried out in response to disturbing obsessive fears.
2011-03-23 : Detecting Epileptic Seizures : An epileptic seizure can produce a range of symptoms including convulsions and unconsciousness.
2011-02-23 : Huntington's Disease Breakthrough May Provide Cure : Discovery in understanding Huntingtons disease may give patients hope for a cure.
2011-01-10 : New Hope in Fight Against Huntington's Disease : University of Leicester-led research uncovers potential new approaches for tackling devastating disorder.
2010-11-24 : Facts and Myths About Epilepsy : The VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence list of myths about epilepsy that people still believe and the facts to bust them.
2010-11-15 : Understanding Neuropsychiatric Disorders Such as Rett Syndrome : Mutations in a gene called MeCP2 culprit in a neurological disorder in the brain reproduces nearly all Rett syndrome features.
2010-11-15 : Brain Size and a Trip to Disneyland : Evidence from Disneyland suggests that human creativity may have evolved not in response to sexual selection as some scientists believe.
2010-09-21 : Fidgety Children on the Rise : Hyper-kinetic disorders among children and adolescents are becoming increasingly common.
2010-09-14 : Hemiparesis - Types, Treatment, Facts and Information : Hemiparesis is a condition that is commonly caused by either stroke or cerebral palsy.
2010-09-11 : Birth-Related Neurological Injures : Mistakes during childbirth lead to a number of birth related neurological injuries.
2010-09-10 : Todd's Paralysis: Information, Causes & Symptoms : Todds paralysis is a form of neurological condition people with epilepsy experience after having a seizure.
2010-09-10 : Chiari Malformation: Information - Symptoms - Treatment - Prognosis : Chiari Malformation is a form of abnormality in the lower part of the brain known as the cerebellum.
2010-09-03 : Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Information : Acute Disseminated Encepalomyelitis (ADEM) causes a person to experience a short and sudden inflammatory attack in their spinal cord and brain.
2010-08-16 : Preclinical Inquiry into One Mutation Sheds Light on Addiction and a Birth Defect : Scientists have speculated that psycho-stimulant drugs make lost-lasting changes to synapses that lead to addictive types of behavior.
2010-08-01 : Epileptic Seizures May be Linked to Ancient Gene : New research points to a genetic route to understanding and treating epilepsy.
2010-07-29 : Kearns-Sayre Syndrome Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options : Kearns-Sayre Syndrome (KSS) is a form of rare neuromuscular disorder that commonly begins affecting people before they reach the age of twenty.
2010-07-16 : Autism Spectrum Disorders Explained : Information on Autism Spectrum Disorder the term used to refer to several conditions including autism and Asperger syndrome.
2010-06-19 : Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and Aphasia - Facts and Information : Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) - A childhood neurological disorder characterized by gradual or sudden inability to express language or understand it, also referred to as aphasia.
2010-05-25 : Relationship Among Psychiatrists, Patients with Schizophrenia and Their Caregivers : New Survey Reveals Positive and Respectful Relationship Among Psychiatrists, Patients With Schizophrenia and Their Caregivers.
2010-04-15 : Paresthesia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosing and Treatment : Paresthesia is a prickling or burning sensation that a person experiences in their feet, legs, arms or hands.
2010-03-28 : Identification of Potential Treatment for ALS : Identification and successful preclinical testing of potential novel therapeutic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
2010-03-26 : Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) - Facts and Information : Primary progressive aphasia is a neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become progressively impaired.
2010-03-07 : Ritalin Boosts Learning Ability : Scientists report that Ritalin directly enhances the speed of learning in the brain.
2010-02-23 : Protecting the Brain from Huntington's Disease : Huntingtons disease (HD) is a hereditary condition that leads to severe physical and mental deterioration psychiatric problems and death.
2010-02-18 : Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy in Canada : Activa RC and Activa PC are the next generation devices added to Medtronics DBS therapy portfolio.
2010-02-10 : MoyaMoya Disease: Symptoms & Treatment Information : Moyamoya disease is a form of rare and progressive cerebrovascular disorder that causes blocked arteries at the base of a persons brain.
2010-02-09 : Sturge-Weber Syndrome - Facts and Information : Sturge-Weber syndrome a neurological disorder indicated at birth by seizures activity and large port-wine stain birthmark on the forehead and upper eyelid.
2010-01-25 : Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms : One out of 50 people in the United States has an un-ruptured brain aneurysm.
2010-01-20 : Epilepsy and Temporal Lobectomy Surgery : When epilepsy medications fail in controlling seizures one option is surgery known as temporal lobectomy.
2009-11-30 : New Information on Epilepsy : Research using human brain tissue removed from people suffering from epilepsy has opened the door to new treatments.
2009-10-30 : Hendra Virus Breakthrough : Breakthrough in the fight against the deadly Hendra virus following the development of a treatment.
2009-09-28 : Link Between Psychosis and Creativity : Variety of brain processes including development and strengthening communication between neurons.
2009-08-11 : Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnostic Criteria, Facts and Treatment : Aspergers syndrome is a developmental disorder that is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) a part of a distinct group of neurological conditions.
2009-07-16 : Tourette Syndrome: Facts, Symptoms & Treatment : Symptoms of Tourette syndrome nearly always appear during childhood, with an average onset between the ages of seven and ten.
2009-07-01 : Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Disorders List & Information : OCD can include depression, eating disorders, substance abuse disorder, personality disorders, attention deficit disorder or anxiety disorders.
2009-04-01 : Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - Mad Cow Disease : Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease CJD is a rare rapidly progressive invariably fatal brain disorder primarily characterized by mental deterioration.
2009-04-01 : Canavan Disease Information : Canavan disease is a severe progressive inherited genetic disorder of the central nervous system.
2009-04-01 : Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Lou Gehrig's Disease : Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrigs Disease is a rapidly progressive fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells for controlling voluntary muscles.
2009-04-01 : Alexander Disease: Definition and Information : Alexander disease is one of a group of neurological conditions known as leukodystrophies disorders that are the result of abnormalities in myelin the white matter that protects nerve fibers in the brain.
2009-03-17 : Where Does Consciousness Come From : New work addresses neural correlates of consciousness at an unprecedented resolution using intra-cerebral electro-physiological recordings of neural activity.
2009-01-13 : Delusions Associated with Consistent Pattern of Brain Injury : A new study provides a novel theory for how delusions arise and why they persist.
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