ISBN 9788130914015,Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders

Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders

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Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788130914015

ISBN-10 8130914018


Number of Pages 382 Pages
Language (English)


Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders, Second Edition provides the most comprehensive source of information available about the brain, from anatomy, function, and development to diseases and disorders. This complete A-to-Z guide includes helpful organizations and the most current advances in research, diagnosis, and treatment of major brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. More than 800 detailed entries, many new and updated, explain all of the most important information about the brain in easy-to-understand, jargon-free language.

Topics include
Aging and the brain
Alzheimer's disease and new drug treatments
Brain development in children
Brain tumors
Context processing
Huntington's disease
Memory and memory disorders
Multiple intelligences
Ritalin and ADHD
Vitamin deficiency and the brain

Appendixes include lists of self-help, professional, and government organizations, as well as a glossary of key terms and an extensive bibliography. Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to learn more about the complexities of the brain.

About the Author
Carol Turkington is a medical writer and editorial consultant. She has contributed articles to Psychology Today, Parent's Magazine, Current Health, Geriatrics, The Scientist and Pediatric Management, among other publications, and is the author of numerous books on human health, including Encyclopedia of Fertility and Infertility, Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders and Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Second Edition. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents
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