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Brain and Nervous System Disorders

Disorders of the nervous system, including nerves, spinal cord, and brain.
  1. ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
  2. Asperger Syndrome
  3. Ataxia Disorders
  4. Brain Donation, Brain Banks (6)
  5. Huntington Disease
  6. Myelin Disorders (7)
  7. Neurofibromatosis
  8. Parkinson's Disease
  9. Parry Romberg Syndrome
  10. Rett Syndrome
  11. Seizure Disorders (6)
  12. Spina Bifida

Multiple Sclerosis
Information and links for multiple sclerosis.

Aicardi Syndrome
Article describes Aicardi syndrome, its diagnosis, and treatment. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Article describes the disorder, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

NINDS: Chiari Malformation
Information on the disorder from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
Article describes congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (formerly known as Ondine curse), its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Deep Brain Stimulation
It seems futuristic: tiny wires in the brain sending electrical impulses that stop trembling. Yet since 1997 more than 2,100 people have had deep brain stimulation systems implanted. Researchers believe there are many more people it can help. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Dystonia and Botox Injections
Article describes dystonia, its diagnosis, and treatment, including the use of botulinum toxin (Botox). From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Essential Tremor
Information on the disorder, FAQs, and support groups from the International Tremor Foundation.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Article describes fetal alcohol syndrome, its cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Glioma and Brain Cancer - What Is Glioma?
Information about glioma brain cancers including their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Article describes Guillain-Barre syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

NINDS: Hallervorden-Spatz Disease
Information on the syndrome from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

About.com Pediatrics: Hydrocephalus
About.com's Guide to Pediatrics describes the disorder, its symptoms, and treatment.

Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy
Article describes infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, and future research.

Joubert Syndrome
Information about the genetic birth defect Joubert syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Kennedy Disease
Article describes Kennedy disease, also known as spinal bulbar muscular atrophy, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Krabbe Disease
Feature article describes Krabbe disease, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
Information about the childhood central nervous system disorder Landau-Kleffner syndrome, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Information about Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

What is Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome?
Information about the genetic disorder Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, including symptoms, diangosis, and treatment.

Lissencephaly
Article describes lissencephaly, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Mad Cow Disease and Humans
Article describes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the form of it spread by eating contaminated beef products.

Minamata Disease
Article describes the industrial pollution in Minamata, Japan, and the resulting effects of mercury poisoning in the people there.

About.com Sleep Disorders: Narcolepsy
Links to information and resources for narcolepsy.

Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome
Article describes the syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Orthostatic Tremor
Personal site offering information on the disorder, guest book, research articles, and links.

Post-Polio Syndrome
Information about post-polio syndrome including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Primary Lateral Sclerosis
Article describes primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Types I and II
Information about the disorders that were once called Ramsay Hunt syndrome types I and II, with links to their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

The Rain Man's Disorder: Savant Syndrome
Information about savant syndrome, a type of autism spectrum disorder that was featured in the movie, "The Rain Man."

Shy-Drager Syndrome/Multiple System Atrophy
Shy-Drager syndrome is part of the disorder known as multiple system atrophy (MSA). This article provides information about MSA, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

SMA
Information about SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), including the types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Stiff Person Syndrome
Information about stiff person syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of PSP. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Sydenham Chorea
Article describes Sydenham chorea, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

NINDS: Syringomyelia
Comprehensive information from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Tourette Syndrome
Article describes Tourette syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Wilson's Disease
Information about Wilson's disease, an inherited genetic disorder of copper metabolism, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Worldwide Society of Wolfram Syndrome Families
Information and support for families affected by the disorder.

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