Brain Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information
About Strokes, Epilepsy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
(Als/Lou Gehrig's Disease)
The brain controls everything the human body does. It enables people to perform voluntary activities such as walking and talking. It regulates automatic processes like breathing and digesting food. It is responsible for emotions, thoughts, and memory. When diseases or disorders strike the brain, the results can be devastating. Brain Disorders Sourcebook provides basic information about the complex issues surrounding brain disorders. In non-technical language it explains the causes and treatments of a wide range of brain disorders, including stroke, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease), Parkinson's disease, benign and malignant brain tumors, cerebral palsy, and others. Readers will learn to recognize symptoms, understand diagnostic tests, and become acquainted with various treatment options and coping strategies.