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Ch 5: Nervous System Disorders and Diseases Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Nervous System Disorders and Diseases chapter of this Nervous System Study Guide course is the simplest way to master nervous system disorders and diseases. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of nervous system disorders and diseases.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering nervous system disorders and diseases material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about nervous system disorders and diseases. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding causes and symptoms of common neurological conditions
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about nervous system disorders and diseases
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Nervous System Disorders and Diseases chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the nervous system disorders and diseases concepts covered in a standard science course. Topics covered include:

  • Causes and symptoms of neurological disorders
  • Classifications of central and peripheral nervous system disorders
  • The Glasgow coma scale and methods for testing brainstem reflexes
  • Psychotic and non-psychotic nervous system disorders
  • The neurobiological model of schizophrenia
  • Conditions affecting the brain's arteries and veins
  • Effects of central nervous system tumors
  • Traumas affecting the spinal cord

29 Lessons in Chapter 5: Nervous System Disorders and Diseases Study Guide
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What are Neurological Disorders? - Definitions & Causes

1. What are Neurological Disorders? - Definitions & Causes

There are a ton of reasons for why your body's nervous system may fail. We'll go over what the nervous system is, what neurological disorders are, the many things that cause them, and what neurons and the myelin sheath have to do with all of this in this lesson.

Common Signs & Symptoms of Neurological Conditions

2. Common Signs & Symptoms of Neurological Conditions

Explore the differences between signs and symptoms and which signs and symptoms are commonly attributed to nervous system dysfunction and disease, including amnesia and ataxia.

Categorization of Neurological Disorders: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Disorders

3. Categorization of Neurological Disorders: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Disorders

This lesson explores two major parts of the nervous system. You'll learn what the nervous system is and what types of problems can affect each system.

Neurological Tests of Major Importance

4. Neurological Tests of Major Importance

This lesson will talk about how altered states of consciousness are assessed in individuals with serious brain trauma. We will also discuss two signs that may indicate meningitis in a patient.

Common Neurological Disorders: List and Descriptions

5. Common Neurological Disorders: List and Descriptions

This lesson will discuss some of the more common neurological disorders we know of, why they occur, and some relatable examples to help you understand what causes these problems.

Psychotic Disorders of the Nervous System

6. Psychotic Disorders of the Nervous System

This lesson will discuss some psychotic disorders and their general causes. We will go over schizophrenia, delusional disorders, and mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Neurobiological Model of Schizophrenia: Brain Systems and Neurotransmitters

7. Neurobiological Model of Schizophrenia: Brain Systems and Neurotransmitters

The brain dictates much of how we perceive and react to the world around us. When the brain works differently than normal, it can lead to mental illnesses like schizophrenia. In this lesson, we'll examine the parts and functions of the brain that can lead to schizophrenia.

Non-Psychotic Disorders of the Nervous System

8. Non-Psychotic Disorders of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll go over three main classes of non-psychotic disorders that affect the mind. We'll cover mood, anxiety, and personality disorders such as OCD, depression, SAD, and more.

Vascular Abnormalities of the Nervous System

9. Vascular Abnormalities of the Nervous System

This lesson will discuss a lot of different yet similar conditions that affect the brain's vasculature. Namely, we'll cover strokes, transient ischemic attacks, and aneurysms. We'll also discuss why they may occur, how they can be diagnosed, and how they may be treated.

Nervous System Tumors: Gliomas, Meningiomas, and More

10. Nervous System Tumors: Gliomas, Meningiomas, and More

This lesson will go over some of the most common nervous system tumors and how it is they may cause harm to the person, how they may be diagnosed, and treated. Find out as we explore meningiomas, gliomas, and schwannomas.

The Mechanism of Spinal Cord Trauma

11. The Mechanism of Spinal Cord Trauma

This lesson will go over the things that can traumatize your spinal cord, what spinal cord trauma may result in, and why that may occur. We'll also focus in on some of the specifics of spinal shock and autonomic dysreflexia.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Diagnosis, Rehab & Recovery

12. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Diagnosis, Rehab & Recovery

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a rather broad term that refers to an injury to the brain that is caused by some type of trauma or external force. This lesson is about the causes and diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation, and recovery.

Depression & Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

13. Depression & Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

In this lesson, we'll be exploring the long term effect of traumatic brain injuries on mental health, specifically depression. We'll look at the physiological effects of traumatic brain injuries and examine how they lead to long term changes in the brain.

Brain Contusion: Definition & Symptoms

14. Brain Contusion: Definition & Symptoms

In this lesson we will define what a brain contusion is and learn about the different types of brain contusion injuries. We will also examine what causes a brain contusion to occur and look at what symptoms accompany brain contusions.

Brain Contusion: Treatment, Recovery & Long-Term Effects

15. Brain Contusion: Treatment, Recovery & Long-Term Effects

This lesson will discuss brain contusions - bruises to the brain that cause bleeding or swelling. You will learn about treatment options, recovery therapies, and the outlook and long-term effects of this type of injury.

Coup and Contrecoup Injury: Definition & Symptoms

16. Coup and Contrecoup Injury: Definition & Symptoms

This lesson is going to define coup and contrecoup injuries from multiple perspectives. You'll also get a clear example of a common type of one and learn about some signs and symptoms of these injuries.

Diffuse Axonal Injury: Definition, Signs & Symptoms

17. Diffuse Axonal Injury: Definition, Signs & Symptoms

In this lesson, you'll learn about a diffuse axonal injury. We'll explore signs and symptoms of this a type of traumatic brain injury and discuss the prognosis of the typical patient.

Diffuse Axonal Injury: Grading, Treatment & Recovery

18. Diffuse Axonal Injury: Grading, Treatment & Recovery

In this lesson, we will learn about the type of brain injury known as diffuse axonal injury. We will discuss its causes and treatment approaches, as well as the system of grading the injury and factors that impact the prognosis for recovery.

What is an Anoxic Brain Injury? - Definition & Causes

19. What is an Anoxic Brain Injury? - Definition & Causes

In this lesson, we will learn the definition of anoxic brain injury, what may cause it, and how to minimize the risk of lifelong effects from oxygen depletion to the brain.

Anoxic Brain Injury: Symptoms, Treatment & Prognosis

20. Anoxic Brain Injury: Symptoms, Treatment & Prognosis

In this lesson, you will learn about the particular nature of anoxic brain injury, resulting from a lack of oxygen to the brain. We will explore the causes of anoxia, its symptoms, aftereffects, and courses of treatment.

Secondary Impact Syndrome: Symptoms & Complications

21. Secondary Impact Syndrome: Symptoms & Complications

In this lesson, we will discuss the brain injury known as Secondary Impact Syndrome. We will cover how this condition can occur and what the symptoms and complications from this injury look like.

What is Locked-In Syndrome? - Definition & Causes

22. What is Locked-In Syndrome? - Definition & Causes

This lesson is going to discuss a condition known as locked-in syndrome. You'll also learn about its numerous causes, including some major ones and even some reversible ones.

Locked-In Syndrome: Symptoms, Recovery & Prognosis

23. Locked-In Syndrome: Symptoms, Recovery & Prognosis

This lesson is going to define locked-in syndrome, go over the three major categories of it, its signs and symptoms, as well as prognoses for survival and chances of recovery.

What is a Brain Freeze? - Causes, Facts & Effect

24. What is a Brain Freeze? - Causes, Facts & Effect

Ouch! Brain freeze! If you've ever eaten ice cream too fast, you've definitely had this experience. But what is brain freeze? And can you do anything about it? Dive into this lesson to find out more about this unique type of headache.

How to Prevent & Get Rid of Brain Freeze

25. How to Prevent & Get Rid of Brain Freeze

Most people have suffered at least one brain freeze in their lifetime. Want to know how to prevent and get rid of this painful condition? Be sure to check out this lesson!

Brain Stem Injury: Symptoms, Treatment & Effects

26. Brain Stem Injury: Symptoms, Treatment & Effects

In this lesson, you will learn about what the brain stem does, injuries to the brain stem and how they affect the patient. We will look at the symptoms and long term effects of brain stem injury, as well as treatment and potential for improvement.

Brain Stem Tumor: Causes & Symptoms

27. Brain Stem Tumor: Causes & Symptoms

Tumors that develop on the brain stem can lead to devastating symptoms like personality changes, difficulty walking, and hearing or sight impairment. Read this lesson to learn more about the effects of brain stem tumors and what may cause tumor growth.

Types of Brain Stem Tumors

28. Types of Brain Stem Tumors

Brain stem tumors, also referred to as gliomas, may develop at different parts of the brain stem and cause a variety of impairments. Read this lesson to learn about the different types of brain stem tumors, their symptoms, and common methods of treatment.

Brain Stem Tumor: Treatment, Prognosis & Survival Rate

29. Brain Stem Tumor: Treatment, Prognosis & Survival Rate

Any type of brain tumor is a serious situation. In this lesson, we will learn about brain stem tumors. We will review treatment options, prognosis, and survival rates.

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