Table of contents for Brain disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about acquired and traumatic brain injuries, infections of the brain, epilepsy and seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, and degenerative neurological disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), dementias, multiple sclerosis, and more; along with information on the brain's structure and function, treatment and rehabilitation options, reports on current research initiatives, a glossary of terms related to brain disorders and injuries, and a directory of sources for further help and information / edited by Sandra J. Judd.

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Preface
Part I: Understanding Brain Function
Chapter 1--Anatomy of the Brain
Chapter 2--Neurons, Brain Chemistry, and Neurotransmission
Chapter 3--Tests Used in Diagnosing Brain Disorders
Section 3.1--Carotid Ultrasound
Section 3.2--Cerebral Angiography
Section 3.3--Cranial Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
Section 3.4--Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Section 3.5--Electromyography (EMG)
Section 3.6--Nerve Conduction Velocity Test
Section 3.7--Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Section 3.8--Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
Section 3.9--Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture)
Chapter 4--Recent Brain Research
Section 4.1--Deep Brain Stimulation: Pacemakers for the Brain
Section 4.2--The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS)
Section 4.3--Bone Marrow Generates New Neurons in Human Brains
Chapter 5--Brain Death
Part II: Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Chapter 6--Stroke
Section 6.1--Stroke: A Brain Attack
Section 6.2--Recent Research on Stroke
Chapter 7 --Brain Aneurysms 
Section 7.1--Understanding Brain Aneurysms
Section 7.2--Treatment Options for Cerebral Aneurysms
Chapter 8--Brain Tumors
Section 8.1--What You Need to Know about Brain Tumors
Section 8.2--Metastatic Brain Tumors
Chapter 9--Infections of the Brain
Section 9.1--Meningitis
Section 9.2--Brain Abscess
Section 9.3--Encephalitis
Section 9.4--Cysticercosis
Section 9.5--Trichinellosis
Chapter 10--Hypoxia
Chapter 11--Traumatic Brain Injuries
Section 11.1--What You Need to Know about Traumatic Brain Injury
Section 11.2--Concussion
Section 11.3--Coma
Section 11.4--Shaken Baby Syndrome
Part III: Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Chapter 12--Epilepsy
Section 12.1-- Seizures and Epilepsy
Section 12.2--Epilepsy: Women's Concerns
Section 12.3--Epilepsy in the Elderly
Section 12.4--Understanding Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Section 12.5--Ketogenic Diet 
Chapter 13--Nonepileptic Seizures
Chapter 14--First Aid for Seizures
Part IV: Degenerative Neurological Disorders
Chapter 15--Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Section 15.1--ALS: An Overview
Section 15.2--Recent Research on ALS
Chapter 16--Dementias: Hope through Research
Chapter 17--Huntington Disease
Section 17.1--Understanding Huntington Disease
Section 17.2--Recent Research on Huntington Disease
Chapter 18--Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Section 18.1--MS: An Overview
Section 18.2--MS Treatment: Some Safety Issues
Section 18.3--MS and Cooling
Section 18.4--New Research on MS
Chapter 19--Parkinson Disease
Section 19.1--Parkinson Disease: An Overview
Section 19.2--Recent Research on Parkinson Disease
Part V: Other Brain Disorders
Chapter 20--Cerebral Palsy
Chapter 21--Headache
Chapter 22--Hydrocephalus
Chapter 23--Narcolepsy
Part VI: Additional Help and Information
Chapter 24--Glossary of Brain-Related Terms
Chapter 25--Brain Disorders: Resources for Information and Support
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Brain -- Diseases -- Popular works.