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Brain Diseases

Your brain is the control center of your body. It controls your thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. It's part of your nervous system, which also includes your spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The nervous system sends signals between your brain and the rest of the body. Your nerves take in information from your senses and send it to the brain to be processed. Your brain and nerves also communicate to help you move and to control your body's functions.

When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. But when you have a brain disease, it may affect how well you can function and do your daily activities. Some common brain diseases include:

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Results 1 - 10 of 3,814 for Brain disorder
  1. Genetic Brain Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    A genetic brain disorder is caused by a variation or a mutation in a gene. A variation is a different form of ... mutation is a change in a gene. Genetic brain disorders affect the development and function of the brain. ...
  2. Brain Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... such as vision loss, weakness, and paralysis. Genetic brain disorders, which are caused by changes in genes (also ... may be temporary or permanent. The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely, depending on the specific problem. In ...
  3. Epilepsy (National Library of Medicine)  
    Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the ... children with epilepsy. NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  4. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative brain disorder. Symptoms usually start around age 60. Memory problems, ... to support this. NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  5. Alzheimer's Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. AD begins slowly. It first involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. People with ...
  6. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder classified as a psychosis, which means that it affects a person's thinking, sense of self, and perceptions. The ... the same types of physical changes in the brain that occur in people with ... disorders such as schizophrenia are different from mood disorders, ...
  7. ... dementia with parkinsonism-17 (FTDP-17) is a brain disorder. It is part of a group of conditions, ... by an abnormal buildup of tau in the brain. MAPT ... DDPAC Disinhibition-dementia-parkinsonism-amytrophy complex Familial Pick' ...
  8. Huntington's disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability (cognition).Adult-onset Huntington's disease, the most common form of ...
  9. GRN-related frontotemporal lobar degeneration is a progressive brain disorder that can affect behavior, language, and movement. The ... lobar degeneration. However, studies have shown that the disorder is ... in certain brain cells. The TDP-43 protein forms clumps (aggregates) ...
  10. Rivastigmine is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) in people ...
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