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The Resource Brain disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, cerebral palsy and other genetic and congenital brain disorders, infections of the brain, epilepsy, and degenerative neurological disorders such as dementia, huntington disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) : along with information on brain structure and function, treatment and rehabilitation options, a glossary of terms related to brain disorders, and a directory of resources for more information, edited by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

Brain disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, cerebral palsy and other genetic and congenital brain disorders, infections of the brain, epilepsy, and degenerative neurological disorders such as dementia, huntington disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) : along with information on brain structure and function, treatment and rehabilitation options, a glossary of terms related to brain disorders, and a directory of resources for more information, edited by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

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Brain disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, cerebral palsy and other genetic and congenital brain disorders, infections of the brain, epilepsy, and degenerative neurological disorders such as dementia, huntington disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) : along with information on brain structure and function, treatment and rehabilitation options, a glossary of terms related to brain disorders, and a directory of resources for more information
Title
Brain disorders sourcebook
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basic consumer health information about acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, cerebral palsy and other genetic and congenital brain disorders, infections of the brain, epilepsy, and degenerative neurological disorders such as dementia, huntington disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) : along with information on brain structure and function, treatment and rehabilitation options, a glossary of terms related to brain disorders, and a directory of resources for more information
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Omnigraphics Health Reference Series is designed for the general reader seeking guidance on how to avoid serious illness by following preventive lifestyles and recognizing early warning signs. It also supports the layperson who has received a diagnosis of a serious disease or disorder as well as the family member or nonprofessional caregiver who must learn to care and to cope with the illness. Each volume in the series deals comprehensively with a particular area of medical concern and contains material found in publications issued by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies and associations. Nowhere else can general readers find this information conveniently collected, coordinated, and indexed in book form. Millions of Americans and their families experience the daily challenges of living with physical, mental, or emotional difficulties that result from brain disorders caused by heredity, infection, injury, tumors, or degeneration. For example, an estimated four million people are currently living with the effects of stroke, which is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. Another 2.4 to 4.5 million individuals live with Alzheimer disease, and each year 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury. Although damage to the brain may result in permanent disability, with appropriate treatment and follow-up care, many affected individuals are able to participate fully in life's activities." Brain Disorders Sourcebook, Mira Edition provides readers with updated information about brain function, neurological emergencies such as a brain attack (stroke) or seizure, and symptoms of brain disorders. It describes the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation therapies for genetic and congenital brain disorders, brain infections, brain tumors, seizures, traumatic brain injuries, and degenerative neurological disorders such as Alzheimer disease and other dementias, Parkinson disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A glossary of related terms is also included along with a directory of additional resources about brain disorders
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC351
LC item number
.B735 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 39
NLM item number
B8138 2010
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Shannon, Joyce Brennfleck
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Health reference series
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  • Brain
  • Brain Diseases
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Brain disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, cerebral palsy and other genetic and congenital brain disorders, infections of the brain, epilepsy, and degenerative neurological disorders such as dementia, huntington disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) : along with information on brain structure and function, treatment and rehabilitation options, a glossary of terms related to brain disorders, and a directory of resources for more information, edited by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface -- Part 1: Brain Basics -- Chapter 1: Inside the human brain -- Chapter 2: Brain changes related to healthy aging -- Chapter 3: How toxins affect the brain -- Impact of drug abuse and addiction on the brain -- Mercury and neuro-development -- Dangers of lead exposure -- Manganese and brain damage -- Chapter 4: Signs and symptoms of brain disorders -- Symptom overview -- Headache -- Memory loss (amnesia) -- Chapter 5: Neurological emergencies -- Brain attack: know the signs, act in time -- Brain herniation -- Cerebral hypoxia -- Subarachnoid hemorrhage -- First aid for seizures -- Delirium (acute onset cognitive changes) -- Chapter 6: Impaired consciousness -- Coma -- Facts about the vegetative and minimally conscious states -- Chapter 7: Brain death -- Part 2: Diagnosing And Treating Brain Disorders -- Chapter 8: Neurological tests and procedures -- Mental status tests -- Common screening and diagnostic tests for neurological disorders -- Neurological imaging -- Carotid ultrasound -- Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) -- Intracranial pressure monitoring -- Chapter 9: Steroids for brain disorders -- Chapter 10: Chemotherapy and the brain -- Chemotherapy for brain tumors -- Chemobrain -- Questions about chemotherapy treatments -- Chapter 11: Radiation therapy -- Conventional radiation therapy -- Stereotactic radiosurgery -- Chapter 12: Brain surgery -- Chapter 13: Restoring consciousness: aiding recovery from coma -- Chapter 14: Brain rehabilitation -- Rehabilitation therapies -- Cognitive rehabilitation -- Scales and measurements of brain functioning -- Types of services for people with brain disorders -- Finding rehabilitation facilities -- Part 3: Genetic And Congenital Brain Disorders -- Chapter 15: Adrenoleukodystrophy -- Chapter 16: Batten disease (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses) -- Chapter 17: Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with sub-cortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) -- Chapter 18: Mental health disorders rooted in genetic brain disorders -- Chapter 19: Other inherited neurological disorders -- Chapter 20: Birth defects that affect the brain -- Agenesis of the corpus callosum -- Arteriovenous malformations and other vascular lesions -- Moebius syndrome -- Neuronal migration disorders -- Chapter 21: Cephalic disorders -- Chapter 22: Cerebral palsy -- Part 4: Brain Infections -- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS): neurological complications -- Chapter 24: Brain abscess -- Chapter 25: Encephalitis -- Recognizing and treating encephalitis -- Rabies virus causes encephalomyelitis -- Arboviral encephalitides -- Acute disseminated -- Chapter 26: Meningitis -- Chapter 27: Neurocysticercosis -- Part 5: Acquired And Traumatic Brain Injuries -- Chapter 28: Head injury: identification and first aid -- Chapter 29: Preventing brain injuries -- Chapter 30: Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) -- Facts about concussion and brain injury -- Children's concussion recovery: no sports, no school-work, no text messages --
  • Chapter 31: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- Facts about TBI -- Impact of a recent TBI on family members -- Difficulties with cognition, emotions, or fatigue after TBI -- TBI often causes sleep problems -- TBI can affect ability to drive -- Employment after TBI -- Outcomes of TBI -- Chapter 32: Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) -- Chapter 33: Brain aneurysm -- Chapter 34: Cavernous angioma -- What we know and don't know about cavernous angioma -- Raising children with or at risk for cavernous angioma -- Chapter 35: Hydrocephalus -- Chapter 36: Stroke -- Stroke basics -- Stroke treatment and rehabilitation -- Preventing stroke -- Part 6: Brain Tumors -- Chapter 37: Benign and tumor-associated brain cysts -- Chapter 38: Primary brain tumors -- Chapter 39: Metastatic brain tumors -- Chapter 40: Pituitary tumors -- Chapter 41: Childhood brain tumors -- Chapter 42: Living with a brain tumor -- Managing fatigue -- Cognitive changes -- Returning to work -- Part 7: Degenerative Brain Disorders -- Chapter 43: Dementias -- Dementia types, causes, and treatments -- Alzheimer disease -- Vascular dementia -- Lewy body dementia -- Memory loss and early dementia -- Body fat increases risk of dementia -- Chapter 44: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- Chapter 45: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- Chapter 46: Huntington disease -- Chapter 47: Multiple sclerosis (MS) -- Chapter 48: Parkinson disease -- Chapter 49: Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) -- Part 8: Seizures And Neurological Disorders Of Sleep -- Chapter 50: What is epilepsy? -- Chapter 51: Treating epilepsy -- Medications and surgery -- Vagus nerve stimulation -- Ketogenic diet -- Research progress in epilepsy -- Chapter 52: Living with epilepsy -- Chapter 53: Nonepileptic seizures -- Physiologic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures -- Febrile seizures -- Chapter 54: Myoclonus: involuntary muscle jerking -- Chapter 55: Restless legs syndrome -- Chapter 56: Narcolepsy -- Part 9: Additional Help and Information -- Chapter 57: Glossary of terms related to brain disorders -- Chapter 58: Directory of organizations with information about brain disorders -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xvi, 657 p.
Isbn
9780780810839
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017790
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2525156
  • (OCoLC)ocn613991988
  • (OCoLC)613991988
  • 2525156
Label
Brain disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, cerebral palsy and other genetic and congenital brain disorders, infections of the brain, epilepsy, and degenerative neurological disorders such as dementia, huntington disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) : along with information on brain structure and function, treatment and rehabilitation options, a glossary of terms related to brain disorders, and a directory of resources for more information, edited by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface -- Part 1: Brain Basics -- Chapter 1: Inside the human brain -- Chapter 2: Brain changes related to healthy aging -- Chapter 3: How toxins affect the brain -- Impact of drug abuse and addiction on the brain -- Mercury and neuro-development -- Dangers of lead exposure -- Manganese and brain damage -- Chapter 4: Signs and symptoms of brain disorders -- Symptom overview -- Headache -- Memory loss (amnesia) -- Chapter 5: Neurological emergencies -- Brain attack: know the signs, act in time -- Brain herniation -- Cerebral hypoxia -- Subarachnoid hemorrhage -- First aid for seizures -- Delirium (acute onset cognitive changes) -- Chapter 6: Impaired consciousness -- Coma -- Facts about the vegetative and minimally conscious states -- Chapter 7: Brain death -- Part 2: Diagnosing And Treating Brain Disorders -- Chapter 8: Neurological tests and procedures -- Mental status tests -- Common screening and diagnostic tests for neurological disorders -- Neurological imaging -- Carotid ultrasound -- Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) -- Intracranial pressure monitoring -- Chapter 9: Steroids for brain disorders -- Chapter 10: Chemotherapy and the brain -- Chemotherapy for brain tumors -- Chemobrain -- Questions about chemotherapy treatments -- Chapter 11: Radiation therapy -- Conventional radiation therapy -- Stereotactic radiosurgery -- Chapter 12: Brain surgery -- Chapter 13: Restoring consciousness: aiding recovery from coma -- Chapter 14: Brain rehabilitation -- Rehabilitation therapies -- Cognitive rehabilitation -- Scales and measurements of brain functioning -- Types of services for people with brain disorders -- Finding rehabilitation facilities -- Part 3: Genetic And Congenital Brain Disorders -- Chapter 15: Adrenoleukodystrophy -- Chapter 16: Batten disease (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses) -- Chapter 17: Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with sub-cortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) -- Chapter 18: Mental health disorders rooted in genetic brain disorders -- Chapter 19: Other inherited neurological disorders -- Chapter 20: Birth defects that affect the brain -- Agenesis of the corpus callosum -- Arteriovenous malformations and other vascular lesions -- Moebius syndrome -- Neuronal migration disorders -- Chapter 21: Cephalic disorders -- Chapter 22: Cerebral palsy -- Part 4: Brain Infections -- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS): neurological complications -- Chapter 24: Brain abscess -- Chapter 25: Encephalitis -- Recognizing and treating encephalitis -- Rabies virus causes encephalomyelitis -- Arboviral encephalitides -- Acute disseminated -- Chapter 26: Meningitis -- Chapter 27: Neurocysticercosis -- Part 5: Acquired And Traumatic Brain Injuries -- Chapter 28: Head injury: identification and first aid -- Chapter 29: Preventing brain injuries -- Chapter 30: Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) -- Facts about concussion and brain injury -- Children's concussion recovery: no sports, no school-work, no text messages --
  • Chapter 31: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- Facts about TBI -- Impact of a recent TBI on family members -- Difficulties with cognition, emotions, or fatigue after TBI -- TBI often causes sleep problems -- TBI can affect ability to drive -- Employment after TBI -- Outcomes of TBI -- Chapter 32: Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) -- Chapter 33: Brain aneurysm -- Chapter 34: Cavernous angioma -- What we know and don't know about cavernous angioma -- Raising children with or at risk for cavernous angioma -- Chapter 35: Hydrocephalus -- Chapter 36: Stroke -- Stroke basics -- Stroke treatment and rehabilitation -- Preventing stroke -- Part 6: Brain Tumors -- Chapter 37: Benign and tumor-associated brain cysts -- Chapter 38: Primary brain tumors -- Chapter 39: Metastatic brain tumors -- Chapter 40: Pituitary tumors -- Chapter 41: Childhood brain tumors -- Chapter 42: Living with a brain tumor -- Managing fatigue -- Cognitive changes -- Returning to work -- Part 7: Degenerative Brain Disorders -- Chapter 43: Dementias -- Dementia types, causes, and treatments -- Alzheimer disease -- Vascular dementia -- Lewy body dementia -- Memory loss and early dementia -- Body fat increases risk of dementia -- Chapter 44: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- Chapter 45: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- Chapter 46: Huntington disease -- Chapter 47: Multiple sclerosis (MS) -- Chapter 48: Parkinson disease -- Chapter 49: Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) -- Part 8: Seizures And Neurological Disorders Of Sleep -- Chapter 50: What is epilepsy? -- Chapter 51: Treating epilepsy -- Medications and surgery -- Vagus nerve stimulation -- Ketogenic diet -- Research progress in epilepsy -- Chapter 52: Living with epilepsy -- Chapter 53: Nonepileptic seizures -- Physiologic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures -- Febrile seizures -- Chapter 54: Myoclonus: involuntary muscle jerking -- Chapter 55: Restless legs syndrome -- Chapter 56: Narcolepsy -- Part 9: Additional Help and Information -- Chapter 57: Glossary of terms related to brain disorders -- Chapter 58: Directory of organizations with information about brain disorders -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xvi, 657 p.
Isbn
9780780810839
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017790
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2525156
  • (OCoLC)ocn613991988
  • (OCoLC)613991988
  • 2525156

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