Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization serving people affected by ADHD.
You may not realize it yet, but we know that you're right where you belong. We get you. Take a minute, sign up to receive our FREE Starter Kit. Trust us...do it now Otherwise, you know it's true, you may forget.
Several components of the NIH support research on developmental disorders such as ADHD. Research programs of the NINDS, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seek to address unanswered questions about the causes of ADHD, as well as to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Is it hard for your child to sit still? Does your child act without thinking first? Does your child start but not finish things? If so, your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Nearly everyone shows some of these behaviors at times, but ADHD lasts more than 6 months and causes problems in school, at home and in social situations.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. Voluntary muscles produce movements like chewing, walking, and talking. The disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms get worse over time.
BrightFocus funds research & educates the public about Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Learn about these diseases and how you can help find a cure.
By thinking through transportation and lodging needs, families and individuals living with Alzheimer's or another dementia can continue to travel and experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable trips. Get Safety Tips
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The NINDS supports and conducts a broad range of basic and clinical research on cerebellar and spinocerebellar degeneration, including work aimed at finding the cause(s) of ataxias and ways to treat, cure, and, ultimately, prevent them. Scientists are optimistic that understanding the genetics of these disorders may lead to breakthroughs in treatment.
About NAF Our Mission The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by Ataxia through support, education, and research. Supporting Promising Ataxia Research Since 1957 NAF is a membership supported nonprofit organization established in 1957 to help persons with Ataxia and their families.
2019 Updates Contributed by: Yih-Ru Wu, MD Deputy Director, Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Branch, Taiwan Professor, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan Ataxia, defined as incoordination of voluntary muscle movement, is a neurological sign, not a disease.
The Autism Science Foundation has received Top-Rated Nonprofit status by GreatNonprofits for the seventh consecutive year. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that ASF received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities [...]
Recruiting for Autistic University Survey Welcome to the web page of Autism National Committee (AUTCOM)! This is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to "Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism" through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches.
ASAT (Association for Science in Autism Treatment) provides a comprehensive website that tackles the array of considerations surrounding autism treatment.
A Partnership with Best Buddies, Special Olympics and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to Create Pathways to One Million Employment and Leadership Opportunities by 2025 for People with Autism, Intellectual and/or Developmental Differences.
December 3rd was GIVING TUESDAY. We are listed on Guide Star and hope that those who benefit from our information will give generously to MAAP Services. We are a non-profit, federally certified organization that is completely run by volunteers at this time. Please help us continue to help you.
For more than 50 years, we've helped advance the biological understanding of autism by pursuing research on its cause and potential treatments. Whether you're an individual with autism looking for information, a professional seeking evidence-based advice, or a researcher looking for funding, we're here to provide information you need.
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). Click here to learn more. PM&R physicians are nerve, muscle, bone and brain experts who treat injury or illness non-surgically to decrease pain and restore function.
Bell's palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerves. The facial nerve-also called the 7th cranial nerve-travels through a narrow, bony canal (called the Fallopian canal) in the skull, beneath the ear, to the muscles on each side of the face.
NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families living with rare diseases.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome? What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? What are the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome? Who is at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome? How is carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed? How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated? How can carpal tunnel syndrome be prevented?
What is Cerebral Palsy? What are the early signs? What causes cerebral palsy? What are the risk factors? Can cerebral palsy be prevented? What are the different forms? What other conditions are associated with cerebral palsy? How is cerebral palsy diagnosed? How is cerebral palsy treated?
What are Chiari malformations? What causes these malformations? What are the symptoms of a Chiari malformation? How are CMs classified? What other conditions are associated with Chiari malformations? How common are Chiari malformations? How are Chiari malformations diagnosed? How are Chiari malformations treated? What research is being done?
University of Washington Research Study on Chronic Pain - FREE Treatment Anywhere is the U.S. Do you have chronic pain? Participate in the Back on Track to Healthy Living Study with the University of Washington and get free evidence-based treatment for pain.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Concussions are usually caused by a blow to the head. Violently shaking the head and upper body also can cause concussions.
Cephalic disorders are congenital conditions that stem from damage to, or abnormal development of, the budding nervous system. Cephalic is a term that means "head" or "head end of the body." Congenital means the disorder is present at, and usually before, birth. Although there are many congenital developmental disorders, this fact sheet briefly describes only cephalic conditions.
What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease? What are the symptoms of the disease? What causes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease? How is CJD transmitted? How is CJD diagnosed? How is the disease treated? How can people avoid spreading the disease? What research Is taking place? How can I help research? Where can I get more information?
The NINDS conducts and supports a wide range of studies that explore the complex mechanisms of normal brain development. Researchers are studying DNA samples from individuals with Dandy-Walker syndrome to identify genes involved with the syndrome, as well as to better understand its causes and improve diagnosis and treatment options.
Dollars in millions and rounded To learn more about this NIH Investment, please visit the Categorical Spending site and enter "Alzheimer's Disease Including Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias".
Through outreach, education and research, we support those affected by Lewy body dementias, their families and caregivers. We are dedicated to raising awareness and promoting scientific advances.
Dysautonomia refers to a disorder of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function that generally involves failure of the sympathetic or parasympathetic components of the ANS, but dysautonomia involving excessive or overactive ANS actions also can occur. Dysautonomia can be local, as in reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or generalized, as in pure autonomic failure.
The Familial Dysautonomia Foundation works every day towards our goal of making life better for people living with FD by funding ground-breaking scientific research and medical care. We help our brave friends affected by FD live their best lives through social services, public education, and advocacy.
Dysautonomia is a general term used to describe a breakdown, or failure of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls much of your involuntary functions. Symptoms are wide ranging and can include problems with the regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and perspiration.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct research related to POTS and support additional research through grants to major research institutions across the country. Much of this research focuses on finding better ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure disorders such as POTS.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) support dyslexia research through grants to major research institutions across the country.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes at the National Institutes of Health conduct research related to dysphagia in their clinics and laboratories and support additional research through grants to major medical institutions across the country. Much of this research focuses on finding better ways to treat dysphagia.
Developmental dyspraxia is a disorder characterized by an impairment in the ability to plan and carry out sensory and motor tasks. Generally, individuals with the disorder appear "out of sync" with their environment. Symptoms vary and may include poor balance and coordination, clumsiness, vision problems, perception difficulties, emotional and behavioral problems, difficulty with reading, writing, and speaking, poor social skills, poor posture, and poor short-term memory.
Dystonia is a disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements may be painful, and some individuals with dystonia may have a tremor or other neurologic features. There are several different forms of dystonia that may affect only one muscle, groups of muscles, or muscles throughout the body.
National Spasmodic Torticollis Association - NSTA - NSTA has helped thousands of people in their search for relief from the pain and disability caused by Spasmodic Torticollis
The mission of the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association is to support the needs and well being of affected individuals and families..
Buying a toilet door in Singapore isn't different than making the same kind of purchase in any other country. There are lots of suppliers of such doors ready to help you find exactly what you need. Let's see where you can look for toilet doors and for someone to install them on request.
Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes excessive, involuntary muscle contractions. Dystonia can affect any region of the body including the eyelids, face, jaw, neck, vocal cords, torso, limbs, hands, and feet. In addition to causing abnormal movements, depression and anxiety are common non-motor symptoms of dystonia.
Find a support group What's new Contact us Other ways to help fund BEBRF BEBRF on-line store Medical Information Dystonia advocacy Blepharospasm Bulletin Board Subscribe to newsletter Meeting submission form BEBRF Facebook page Blepharospasm is a neurological condition characterized by forcible closure of the eyelids.
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation has launched a collaborative research alliance with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and has discontinued our regular grant-making program. As a result, we have refocused our mission through the alliance and closed our Foundation office.
Scientists are studying the underlying causes of the epilepsies in children, adults, and the elderly, as well as seizures that occur following brain trauma, stroke, and brain tumors. Ongoing research is focused on developing new model systems that can be used to more quickly screen potential new treatments for the epilepsies.
Scientists at the National Insitutte of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are evaluating the effectiveness of 1-octanol, a substance similar to alcohol but less intoxicating, for treating essential tremor. Results of two previous NIH studies have shown this agent to be promising as a potential new treatment.
Back to Conditions A-Z main page. View All | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | ...
Fibromyalgia (fi·bro·my·al·gi·a) is a condition that causes pain all over the body (also referred to as widespread pain), sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. People with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to pain than people without fibromyalgia. This is called abnormal pain perception processing.
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of its peripheral nervous system-the network of nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord. GBS can range from a very mild case with brief weakness to nearly devastating paralysis, leaving the person unable to breathe independently.
Introduction Why Headaches Hurt When to See a Doctor Diagnosing Your Headache Headache Types and Their Treatment Primary Headache Disorders, including Migraine Secondary Headache Disorders Children and Headache Headache and Sleep Disorders Coping with Headache What Research is Being Done? Where can I get more information?
The National Headache Foundation is a leader in headache and migraine awareness, providing headache research and migraine research and resources for those suffering with severe migraines and headaches.
Our mission is to mobilize a community for patient support and advocacy, as well as drive and support impactful research that translates into advances for patients with migraine and other disabling diseases that cause severe head pain. 1 Billion Worldwide 1 in 4 Households 1 in 5 Women 1 in 16 Men 1 in 11 Children Looking for More Information?
The NINDS supports research on viral proteins and virus defense mechanisms in neurons to understand why the varicella-zoster virus establishes latency uniquely in neurons and not in other cell types. Other studies focus on how VZV travels along sensory nerve fibers, or axons, and its role in latency and viral reactivation.
What are the inflammatory myopathies? What causes these disorders? Who is at risk? What are the signs and symptoms? How are the inflammatory myopathies diagnosed? How are these disorders treated? What is the prognosis for these diseases? What research is being done? Where can I get more information?
Lambert-Eaton syndrome, also known as Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, is a condition in which the immune system attacks the neuromuscular junctions - the areas where your nerves and muscles connect. Normally, your nerve cells pass signals along to your muscle cells. These signals help your muscles move.
Over 80% of the population will suffer from lower back pain during their lives. Most cases of lower back pain can be linked to a general cause-such as muscle strain, injury, or overuse-or can be attributed to a specific condition of the spine, most commonly: A number of less common conditions can cause low back pain as well, such as sacroiliac joint dysfunction, spinal tumors, fibromyalgia, and piriformis syndrome.
sponsored by: In 1861 the French physician Prosper Ménière theorized that attacks of vertigo, ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and hearing loss came from the inner ear rather than from the brain, as was generally believed at the time.
Researchers believe that migraine is the result of fundamental neurological abnormalities caused by genetic mutations at work in the brain. New models are aiding scientists in studying the basic science involved in the biological cascade, genetic components and mechanisms of migraine.
What are motor neuron diseases? Who is at risk? What causes motor neuron diseases? How are they classified? What are the symptoms of motor neuron diseases? How are motor neuron diseases diagnosed? How are motor neuron diseases treated? What is the prognosis? What research is being done?
Myoclonus describes a symptom and not a diagnosis of a disease. It refers to sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. Myoclonic twitches or jerks usually are caused by sudden muscle contractions, called positive myoclonus, or by muscle relaxation, called negative myoclonus.
"My dad, Marc, was diagnosed with MSA-C in 2015. At the time, my family essentially knew nothing about this rare disease and we needed to better understand his diagnosis. When we learned that there is no curative treatment for MSA, we committed our time to understanding his symptoms, collaborating with doctors and finding ways to improve my dad's quality of life.
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a combination of symptoms that affect both the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary action such as blood pressure or digestion) and movement.
Scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and elsewhere continue their extensive efforts to create new and better therapies for MS. One of the most promising MS research areas involves naturally occurring antiviral proteins known as interferons. Beta interferon has been shown to reduce the number of exacerbations and may slow the progression of physical disability.
Mitochondrial diseases are caused by defects in mitochondria, which are energy factories found inside almost all the cells in the body. Mitochondrial diseases that cause prominent muscular problems are called mitochondrial myopathies ( myomeans muscle and pathos means disease), while mitochondrial diseases that causes both prominent muscular and neurological problems are called mitochondrial encephalomyopathies ( encephalo refers to the brain).
What is myasthenia gravis? What causes myasthenia gravis? What are the symptoms of myasthenia gravis? Who gets myasthenia gravis? How is myasthenia gravis diagnosed? What is a myasthenic crisis? How is myasthenia gravis treated? What is the prognosis? What research is being done? Where can I get more information?
What is narcolepsy? Who gets narcolepsy? What are the symptoms? What are the types of narcolepsy? What causes narcolepsy? How is narcolepsy diagnosed? What treatments are available? What behavioral strategies help people cope with symptoms? What is the state of the science involving narcolepsy?
The neck can be afflicted with spinal stenosis, herniated disc, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and also by muscle strain, whiplash or other conditions.
What is peripheral neuropathy? How are the peripheral neuropathies classified? What are the symptoms of peripheral nerve damage? What are the causes of peripheral neuropathy? How is peripheral neuropathy diagnosed? What treatments are available? How can I prevent neuropathy? What research is being done?
Occipital neuralgia, or a tension headache, is when a headache begins in the back of the neck or head and then spreads to behind the eyes, forehead, and scalp. It can be very painful, and the person may become sensitive to light. Find out more about how it differs from other headaches, and about causes and prevention.
Join the Parkinson's Foundation for one of our fundraising programs. Whether you walk with us at Moving Day®, join the indoor cycling Revolution or fundraise your way with Parkinson's Champions, we are with you every step of the way.
It is with sadness we announce that Margaret Tuchman, our beloved co-Founder/President and beacon in the Parkinson's community, died peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Please visit her memorial page.
Skip to content What is Parkinson's Disease? This section will help you understand the basics of Parkinson's Disease, how Parkinson's Disease affects the brain, its symptoms and ongoing research. Learn More Education & Support With the largest grassroots network across the country, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) features a nationwide system of Chapters and Information & Referral (I&R) Centers.
Please give generously to help usher in a future without Parkinson's disease. Over $ 900 million funded in research programs to date "Parkinson's patients are the experts on what we have. We have a responsibility as patients to share our experience - what works for us, what we respond to, what we can contribute to research."
What is progressive supranuclear palsy? What are the symptoms? How is PSP different from Parkinson's disease? What causes PSP? How is PSP diagnosed? Is there any treatment? What is the prognosis? What research is being done? Where can I get more information?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury.
The International Research Foundation for RSD / CRPS is a not-for-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to education and research on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The primary mission of the Foundation is to establish an international research network which will help educate medical professionals and support research worldwide.
CRPS , COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME,formerly known as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is ranked as CRPS pain is typically accompanied by swelling, skin changes, spasms, extreme sensitivity, and can often be debilitating. It usually affects one or more of the four limbs the most painful form of chronic pain that exists today by the McGill Pain Index.
What is restless legs syndrome? What are common signs and symptoms of restless legs? What causes restless legs syndrome? How is restless legs syndrome diagnosed? How is restless legs syndrome treated? What is the prognosis for people with restless legs syndrome? What research is being done? Where can I get more information?
What is Rett syndrome? What are the stages of the disorder? What causes Rett syndrome? Is Rett syndrome inherited? Who gets Rett syndrome? How is Rett syndrome diagnosed? Is treatment available? What is the outlook for those with Rett syndrome? What research is being done?
What is post-stroke rehabilitation? What disabilities can result from a stroke? What medical professionals specialize in post-stroke rehabilitation? When can a stroke patient begin rehabilitation? Where can a stroke patient get rehabilitation? What research is being done? Where can I get more information?
©2019 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited. The American Heart Association is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. *Red Dress ™ DHHS, Go Red ™ AHA ; National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark.
©2019 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited. The American Heart Association is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. *Red Dress ™ DHHS, Go Red ™ AHA ; National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark.
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders can also result from or be worsened by genetic or environmental conditions, or occur for unknown reasons.
The Voice of Help, Hope and Healing. The Voice of Awareness and Advocacy. The Voice of Progress.
Welcome to the National Rehabilitation Information Center! | National Rehabilitation Information Center
We are conducting improvements to the NARIC databases. You may experiences temporary interruptions in your search experience. We apologize for any inconvenience The National Rehabilitation Information Center ( NARIC) is the library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research ( NIDILRR).
For over 30 years, Brain Trauma Foundation has been conducting innovative clinical research and developing evidence-based guidelines that improve outcomes for the millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year.
What is tremor? What causes tremor? What are the symptoms of tremor? How is tremor classified? What are the different categories or types of tremor? How is tremor diagnosed? How is tremor treated? What is the prognosis? What research is being done? Where can I get more information?
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head. TN is a form of neuropathic pain (pain associated with nerve injury or nerve lesion.)
When you set out to learn about brain tumors, it's easy to get overwhelmed by medical terms and numbers. We're here to help you better understand brain tumor types, treatments, and care. Get the information and support you need on your journey. Although everyone's brain tumor journey is different, there are some questions that nearly everyone has.
What is Tourette syndrome? What are the symptoms? What is the course of TS? Can people with TS control their tics? What causes TS? What disorders are associated with TS? How is TS diagnosed? How is TS treated? Is TS inherited? What is the prognosis?
What is vasculitis? What causes vasculitis? How does vasculitis affect the nervous system? How are these syndromes diagnosed in the nervous system? How is vasculitis treated? What are some of the nervous system vasculitis syndromes? What research is being done? Where can I get more information?
Treatment for individuals with whiplash may include pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and a cervical collar (usually worn for 2 to 3 weeks). Range of motion exercises, physical therapy, and cervical traction may also be prescribed. Supplemental heat application may relieve muscle tension.