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Brain Disorder


Our Brain is the primary source of all our behaviour and body functions. It gives us ability to think, memorize, control, etc. Any injury or any genetic illness can severely impact brain functioning and hence can cause Bran Disorders. The section below deals with different type of brain disorders and the way forward for them.

Brain Disorders aims to provide a resource for people newly-diagnosed with brain-related disorders, their friends and relatives, and health professionals. Brain injury is the term often used when referring to traumatic brain injury.

Top Stories in Brain Disorders

Reye's syndrome - Reye syndrome is most often seen in children ages 4 - 12. Most cases that occur with chickenpox are in children ages 5 - 9.      Bell's palsy- What is Bell's palsy? Bell's palsy is a paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of your face.
Charcot Marie Tooth disease - Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people in the United States
     Guillain-Barre syndrome - Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this group of peripheral nerve disorders.

Myasthenia gravis -
Learn about myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease which symptoms include eye weakness, facial expression weakness, and difficulty swallowing.
     Post-polio syndrome -
Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is the onset of new deterioration in function that may occur many years after recovery from acute poliomyelitis.

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Genetic Brain Disorders

A genetic disorder is a disease caused by a different form of a gene, called a variation, or a change in a gene, called a mutation. Genetic brain disorders specifically affect the development and function of the brain.

Some examples of genetic brain disorders include leukodystrophies, phenylketonuria, Tay-Sachs disease, and Wilson disease.