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Brain and Nervous System Conditions

Understanding how your brain and nervous system function can help you recognize the symptoms of conditions that affect them. Learn about diagnostic tests, associated diseases, and treatment options.
Wine glasses and bottles
What Is Alcohol?
Examining a brain scan
What You Should Know About Empty Sella Syndrome
Brain doctor talking to chlid and mother
Craniopharyngioma: A Rare Brain Tumor
A doctor viewing a scan of the human brain
How the BRAIN Initiative Project Hopes to Advance Neuroscience
Two brains in communication
How We Socialize as Humans Is Caused by Our Brain Structure
Woman's feet in pink socks sticking out from under a blanket
Paresthesia: Why Your Body Parts Tingle and Fall Asleep
Brain scan images captured via MRI.
You Can Still Have Seizures Without Having Epilepsy
Patient with a respiratory mask on operating table
All About General Anesthesia
Doctor reviewing brain MRI with patient
The Responsive Neurostimulation System Controls Epilepsy Seizures
Daith Piercing as a Controversial, Alternative Migraine Therapy
Why a Daith Piercing Won't Help Your Migraine
I hope this works
Can Sumatriptan Soothe Your Migraine?
Newborn with Mom in NICU
Ins and Outs of a Rare Genetic Condition: Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia
Serious doctor examining brain scan
What Is a Neurologist?
Pediatrician checking reflexes of girl in examination room
Your Body's Automatic Responses and Why Doctor's Test Them
Brain x-ray with neurons
What Are NMDA Receptors & What Is Their Role in Disease?
Advanced contemporary intensive treatment
This Is Why Neuro-ICUs Are Totally Unique
Couple embracing
Love Can Be Explained by Studying the Brain
illustration of the brain
How You Can Prevent the Hippocampus From Shrinking
Serious neurologist discusses MRI scan with patient
A Neurological Explanation of Our Consciousness
Female patient having eye tested in hospital
Shrunken Pupil and Drooping Eyelid: Might Be Horner Syndrome
Brain and Nerve Cells
What You Need to Know About the Nervous System
Baby test
What You Should Know About Dravet Syndrome
Taking Zoming to Prevent Menstrual Migraine
Zolmitriptan is a Triptan Used for Migraine Relief
Girl with Rett Syndrome
Rett Syndrome and How to Treat it
Teacher helping elementary school student with classwork
Tips for Coping With the Symptoms of Aphasia
Cerebrospinal fluid, artwork
Connecting the Spinal Cord and Motor Neuron Diseases
Glial cells illustration
What Are Glial Cells and What Do They Do?
Good job son
5 Controversies in the Autism Community
brain scan
How the Blood-Brain Barrier Works
blurry city skyline
An Overview of Migraine With Aura
Woman holding her head
Amnesia Overview: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Brain disease diagnosis with medical doctor seeing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) film diagnosing elderly ageing patient neurodegenerative illness problem for neurological medical treatment
The Most Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
Man with a numb foot
What Causes Numbness and Tingling?
Mediterranean diet
How Healthy Fats Can Nourish an Aging Brain
What Is Your Migraine Experience?
What Is Your Migraine Profile?
Child having tantrum
20 Ways to Help a Child With Autism to Stay Calm or Manage Meltdowns
Embrace Watch for Seizures
The Embrace Watch Can Monitor for Epilepsy Seizures
Group of children on the playground
How to Use Social Stories to Help Your Child Navigate the World
What You Need to Know About Clobazam
Tensilon test
What to Expect From a Tensilon Test
Patient in intensive care unit
What It Really Means to Be in a Coma
Doctor conversing with patient about heart
The Controversy Behind Closed PFOs
An older woman looking at the window, remembering
Understanding How the Anatomy Your Memory Works
patient in the emergency room with signs of internal bleeding
What Are the Symptoms of Internal Bleeding?
Illustration of a colorful brain made from cogs, lightening bolts, and clouds
How the Brain Shapes How You Feel
How the Hypothalamus Keeps Your Body Running
Brain head scan
The Limbic System and How Your Brain Handles Emotions
Mother and son talking
The Causes and Effects of Developmental Dyspraxia
Testing the Babinski relfex on a baby.
The Body's Eight Weirdest Reflexes
Fenfluramine for Treatment of Epilepsy
Could An Obesity Medication Help Treat Epilepsy?
Intractable epilepsy
Intractable Epilepsy: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Lonely middle school student in cafeteria
How Lack of Social Motivation Impacts People with Autism
VNS therapy
How Vagal Nerve Stimulation Works for Seizure Prevention
What to Expect If You Have Myoclonic Epilepsy
Doctor examining man with colleague
Be Aware of the Risk of NMS With Psychiatric or Parkinson's Meds
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
The 7 Best Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Groups of 2021
Seizure dog
How Seizure Dogs Help People With Epilepsy
Cross section biomedical illustration of cerebral shunt with valve inserted in brain of boy
Shunt Placement for Hydrocephalus A.K.A. Water on the Brain
The impairments associated with cerebral palsy may lead to specific behavior problems.
Physical Therapy for People With Cerebral Palsy
Music therapy can be beneficial for athetosis
What Is Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy?