Neurological Disorders: Types, Research and Treatment News Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-12
Summary: Archive of published articles and documents from the Disabled World Neurological Disorders category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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Neurological Disorders Publications - (82 Articles)
DNA that Causes Autism and Schizophrenia
Discovery of a genetic mutation and new synaptic adhesion signaling mechanism that causes intellectual disabilities.
Publish Date: 2022-08-11 - Updated: 2023-01-04
Early Indicators: High Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome
Michelle Fattig writes on understanding and acknowledging autism, ASD, high functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
Publish Date: 2017-12-21 - Updated: 2018-03-02
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.
Publish Date: 2017-08-20 - Updated: 2020-02-07
Neurological Link Between Religious Experiences and Epilepsy
Research supports the notion that the human propensity for religious or spiritual experiences may be neurologically based.
Publish Date: 2017-03-09 - Updated: 2021-06-13
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.
Publish Date: 2017-02-22 - Updated: 2021-06-17
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.
Publish Date: 2017-02-15
Apraxia of Speech Progression to Neurodegenerative Disease
Progressively, with apraxia of speech, a disorder related to degenerative neurologic disease, more and more speech is lost, with some patients eventually becoming mute.
Publish Date: 2016-02-14 - Updated: 2022-06-09
Microcephaly: Symptoms, Causes and General Overview
Microcephaly is a form of rare, neurological condition in which an infant's head is notably smaller than the heads of other children of the same gender and age.
Publish Date: 2016-01-14 - Updated: 2020-03-27
TBI and PTSD: Similarities and Differences
For someone living with a diagnosis of both TBI and PTSD the combination can be overpowering and destructive.
Publish Date: 2016-01-01 - Updated: 2020-11-24
Miller Fisher Syndrome: Information and Overview
General information regarding Miller Fisher syndrome, a post-infectious, immune mediated neuropathy considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Publish Date: 2015-12-22 - Updated: 2021-07-08
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.
Publish Date: 2015-11-07 - Updated: 2020-08-20
Alexithymia: Information, Symptoms and Treatment Options
Information regarding alexithymia including signs, symptoms and possible treatment options for alexithymia.
Publish Date: 2015-08-22 - Updated: 2022-08-22
Alpers Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis
Information regarding Alpers disease, a rare, autosomal recessive disorder seen in infants and young children.
Publish Date: 2015-07-16 - Updated: 2023-01-28
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.
Publish Date: 2015-07-15 - Updated: 2020-09-15
Adie Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, 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.
Publish Date: 2015-07-13 - Updated: 2021-08-10
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..
Publish Date: 2015-05-05 - Updated: 2017-11-06
List of Neurological Disorders and Their Descriptions
Alphabetical list of currently known Human Neurological Conditions including short definitions for each type of disorder.
Publish Date: 2015-04-08 - Updated: 2020-04-01
Joubert Syndrome: A Rare Genetic Neurological Disorder
Information regarding Joubert syndrome, a rare form of genetic disorder that affects less than 350 people in the entire world.
Publish Date: 2015-04-07 - Updated: 2023-01-29
Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Diagnosing, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) is a rare and complex form of neurological disorder characterized by recurring periods of excessive amounts of sleep, altered behavior, as well as a reduced understanding of the world.
Publish Date: 2014-12-17 - Updated: 2021-02-23
U.S. Federal Legislation Ignores Civilian PTSD
Federal laws explicitly addressing post-traumatic stress disorder have overwhelmingly focused on the needs of military personnel and veterans.
Publish Date: 2014-11-13 - Updated: 2020-11-26
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.
Publish Date: 2014-11-12 - Updated: 2020-11-26
Naegleria Fowleri: A Brain Eating Amoeba
Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba that can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called Primary Amebic meningoencephalitis.
Publish Date: 2014-09-16 - Updated: 2020-12-19
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.
Publish Date: 2014-09-05 - Updated: 2021-11-11
Moebius Syndrome : Symptoms | Information | Treatment | Support
Information regarding Moebius syndrome, a neurological condition that mainly affects muscles that control facial expressions and eye movement.
Publish Date: 2014-08-28 - Updated: 2021-05-29
Dravet Syndrome Spectrum Disorders: Experiences, Treatment, 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.
Publish Date: 2014-08-07 - Updated: 2023-01-28
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.
Publish Date: 2014-06-05 - Updated: 2021-12-01
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.
Publish Date: 2014-05-05 - Updated: 2021-08-30
Social Communication Disorder: Facts and Information
Information relating to social communication disorder characterized by difficulties using social language and communication skills.
Publish Date: 2014-03-22 - Updated: 2021-08-20
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.
Publish Date: 2013-11-28 - Updated: 2021-08-30
Confusion: Causes, Symptoms and Information
Information relating to some of the causes and symptoms of confusion and disorientation.
Publish Date: 2013-10-15 - Updated: 2021-08-30
Identifying Lou Gehrig's Disease Genetic Suspects
Researchers have identified mutations in several new genes that might be associated with the development of spontaneously occurring cases of the neurodegenerative disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
Publish Date: 2013-05-26 - Updated: 2021-11-14
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.
Publish Date: 2013-05-12 - Updated: 2021-11-19
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.
Publish Date: 2013-04-02 - Updated: 2021-11-29
Understanding the Female Brain: Epilepsy
Neurological conditions, such as epilepsy, can be more challenging to treat in women because of hormones and reproductive issues.
Publish Date: 2013-02-18 - Updated: 2021-05-25
Differences Between OCD and ADHD
Article looks at and explains the differences in symptoms and forms of treatments for OCD and ADHD.
Publish Date: 2013-01-05 - Updated: 2021-06-11
Hydranencephaly: Information, Diagnosis, Prognosis
Fact sheet examines Hydranencephaly a condition where the brain cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
Publish Date: 2012-09-29 - Updated: 2023-01-29
U.S. Social Security Disability Benefits for Neurological Disorders
The SSA announced it will reassess disability benefits criteria for people who have neurological disorders.
Publish Date: 2012-08-27 - Updated: 2021-08-06
Risk Factors and Poverty in Relation to Anxiety and PTSD
The risk factors for an anxiety disorder include various things. For example; a person's age, gender, family history, and certain social factors can present them with risks associated with an anxiety disorder.
Publish Date: 2012-07-25 - Updated: 2021-08-15
Williams-Beuren Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis
Williams-Beuren syndrome, also known as Williams Syndrome, is a form of rare genetic disorder that is characterized by mild to moderate learning difficulties or mental retardation.
Publish Date: 2012-02-18 - Updated: 2022-03-13
Viral Meningitis Facts and General 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.
Publish Date: 2012-01-26 - Updated: 2019-02-20
Controlling Huntington's Disease
A potential new approach to stopping or even preventing the development of Huntington's Disease, a devastating neurodegenerative disorder.
Publish Date: 2011-06-28 - Updated: 2023-01-28
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.
Publish Date: 2011-05-24
Detecting Epileptic Seizures
An epileptic seizure can produce a range of symptoms including convulsions and unconsciousness.
Publish Date: 2011-03-23 - Updated: 2011-08-28
Huntington's Disease Breakthrough May Provide Cure
Discovery in understanding Huntingtons disease may give patients hope for a cure.
Publish Date: 2011-02-23
New Hope in Fight Against Huntington's Disease
University of Leicester-led research uncovers potential new approaches for tackling devastating disorder.
Publish Date: 2011-01-10
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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-24 - Updated: 2018-01-26
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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-15
Fidgety Children on the Rise
Hyper-kinetic disorders among children and adolescents are becoming increasingly common.
Publish Date: 2010-09-21
Hemiparesis - Types, Treatment, Facts and Information
Hemiparesis is a condition that is commonly caused by either stroke or cerebral palsy.
Publish Date: 2010-09-14 - Updated: 2017-01-17
Birth-Related Neurological Injures
Mistakes during childbirth lead to a number of birth related neurological injuries.
Publish Date: 2010-09-11 - Updated: 2013-06-16
Todd's Paralysis: Information, Causes & Symptoms
Todds paralysis is a form of neurological condition people with epilepsy experience after having a seizure.
Publish Date: 2010-09-10 - Updated: 2015-04-08
Chiari Malformation: Information - Symptoms - Treatment - Prognosis
Chiari Malformation is a form of abnormality in the lower part of the brain known as the cerebellum.
Publish Date: 2010-09-10 - Updated: 2017-10-25
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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-03
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.
Publish Date: 2010-08-16
Epileptic Seizures May be Linked to Ancient Gene
New research points to a genetic route to understanding and treating epilepsy.
Publish Date: 2010-08-01 - Updated: 2017-11-06
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.
Publish Date: 2010-07-29
Autism Spectrum Disorders: General Overview
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the terminology for conditions that include Autistic disorders, Rett's syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorders, Pervasive developmental disorders - Not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
Publish Date: 2010-07-16 - Updated: 2022-08-12
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.
Publish Date: 2010-06-19 - Updated: 2018-03-19
Relationship Among Psychiatrists, Patients with Schizophrenia and Their Caregivers
New Survey Reveals Positive and Respectful Relationship Among Psychiatrists, Patients With Schizophrenia and Their Caregivers.
Publish Date: 2010-05-25
Paresthesia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosing and Treatment
Paresthesia is a prickling or burning sensation that a person experiences in their feet, legs, arms or hands.
Publish Date: 2010-04-15 - Updated: 2019-02-06
Identification of Potential Treatment for ALS
Identification and successful preclinical testing of potential novel therapeutic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Publish Date: 2010-03-28 - Updated: 2018-03-16
Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) - Facts and Information
Primary progressive aphasia is a neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become progressively impaired.
Publish Date: 2010-03-26 - Updated: 2018-03-19
Ritalin Boosts Learning Ability
Scientists report that Ritalin directly enhances the speed of learning in the brain.
Publish Date: 2010-03-07 - Updated: 2016-02-28
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.
Publish Date: 2010-02-23
Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy in Canada
Activa RC and Activa PC are the next generation devices added to Medtronics DBS therapy portfolio.
Publish Date: 2010-02-18
MoyaMoya Disease : Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment
Moyamoya disease is a form of rare and progressive cerebrovascular disorder that causes blocked arteries at the base of a persons brain.
Publish Date: 2010-02-10 - Updated: 2020-02-19
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.
Publish Date: 2010-02-09
Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms
One out of 50 people in the United States has an un-ruptured brain aneurysm.
Publish Date: 2010-01-25
Epilepsy and Temporal Lobectomy Surgery
When epilepsy medications fail in controlling seizures one option is surgery known as temporal lobectomy.
Publish Date: 2010-01-20 - Updated: 2017-11-11
New Information on Epilepsy
Research using human brain tissue removed from people suffering from epilepsy has opened the door to new treatments.
Publish Date: 2009-11-30 - Updated: 2011-08-28
Hendra Virus Breakthrough
Breakthrough in the fight against the deadly Hendra virus following the development of a treatment.
Publish Date: 2009-10-30
Link Between Psychosis and Creativity
Variety of brain processes including development and strengthening communication between neurons.
Publish Date: 2009-09-28
Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnostic Criteria, Facts, Treatment
Aspergers syndrome is a developmental disorder that is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) a part of a distinct group of neurological conditions.
Publish Date: 2009-08-11 - Updated: 2022-07-30
Tourette Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnoses, Treatments
Symptoms of Tourette syndrome nearly always appear during childhood, with an average onset between the ages of seven and ten.
Publish Date: 2009-07-16 - Updated: 2021-04-11
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Disorders List & Information
OCD can include depression, eating disorders, substance abuse disorder, personality disorders, attention deficit disorder or anxiety disorders.
Publish Date: 2009-07-01 - Updated: 2015-07-28
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: General Overview
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, rapidly progressive, invariably fatal brain disorder primarily characterized by mental deterioration.
Publish Date: 2009-04-01 - Updated: 2023-01-28
Canavan Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Information
Canavan disease is a gene-linked neurological disorder in which the brain degenerates into spongy tissue with microscopic fluid-filled spaces.
Publish Date: 2009-04-01 - Updated: 2023-01-28
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.
Publish Date: 2009-04-01 - Updated: 2023-01-28
Alexander Disease: Symptoms, Types, Treatment
Alexander disease is one of a group of neurological conditions known as leukodystrophies disorders, the result of abnormalities in myelin, the white matter that protects nerve fibers in the brain.
Publish Date: 2009-04-01 - Updated: 2023-01-28
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.
Publish Date: 2009-03-17 - Updated: 2010-09-11
Delusions Associated with Consistent Pattern of Brain Injury
A new study provides a novel theory for how delusions arise and why they persist.
Publish Date: 2009-01-13 - Updated: 2010-11-27
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