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Neurological Disorders: Types, Research & Treatment

  • Synopsis: Facts and information including research news and treatment options for Neurological Disorders affecting the human nervous system.

Definition: Neurological Disorders

A neurological disorder is any disorder of the body nervous system. Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord or other nerves can result in a range of symptoms. Examples of symptoms include paralysis, muscle weakness, poor coordination, loss of sensation, seizures, confusion, pain and altered levels of consciousness.

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Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effected tissue, such as muscles.

Physicians who specialize in neurology are called neurologists, and are trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat, neurological disorders.

Although many mental illnesses are believed to be neurological disorders affecting the central nervous system, traditionally they are classified separately, and treated by psychiatrists.

Neurological Disorders

There are over 600 known neurological disorders and conditions that affect the human nervous system and for many of them treatment options are extremely limited.

In addition to the physical and mental toll these conditions take on patients, their families and caregivers, they also have an enormous economic impact, resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars annually in medical expenses and lost productivity.

Neurological disorders are health conditions involving the nervous system.

A neurological disorder is a disease or injury of the central nervous system that causes paralysis of any part of the body.

The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates the body's basic functions and activities. It is made up of two major divisions, including the central nervous system (consisting of the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (consisting of all other neural elements).

Neurological disorders include diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system such as,

These disorders include;

In addition, there are a number of diseases that attack the nervous system itself.

They include;

Neurological disorders are common and can be life-threatening, like brain tumors and strokes, or less harmful (though potentially debilitating), like tension headaches and sleep disorders.

Neurological Awareness Information

Neurological Awareness Ribbon - Currently there is no one ribbon color that symbolizes all types of neurological disorders. Some awareness ribbons that pertain to neurology are: silver ribbons for Brain Disorders, burgundy ribbons for Brain Aneurysms, gray ribbons for Brain Cancer, purple ribbons for Alzheimer's Disease, and lavender ribbons for Epilepsy awareness.

April 13th - Functional Neurological Disorder awareness day - Functional Neurological Disorder provides an umbrella term for a variety of symptoms of apparent neurological origin but which current models struggle to explain psychologically or organically.

Quick Facts: Neurological Symptoms &

Neurological symptoms are symptoms caused by, or occurring in, the nervous system. The nervous system consists of two anatomic parts.

When these connections are disrupted, neurological symptoms occur.

Statistics: Neurological Disorder






Latest Neurological Disorders Publications

  1. Neurological Link Between Religious Experiences and Epilepsy
    Research supports the notion that the human propensity for religious or spiritual experiences may be neurologically based.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Microcephaly: Symptoms, Causes & General Overview
    General information regarding Microcephaly, a rare neurological condition in which a child's head is notably smaller than average.

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