Ch 24: Understanding Neurological Disorders

About This Chapter

From epilepsy to stroke, people can suffer from a wide range of neurological disorders that affect the brain. Use this chapter to increase your awareness and understanding of various types of neurological disorders to help you prepare for class or professional certification/licensing assessments.

Understanding Neurological Disorders - Chapter Summary

Neurological effects on the brain can occur from different types of diseases and conditions. The lessons in this chapter focus on causes, symptoms and treatment options related to these disorders and diseases.

You will review details about strokes, hemorrhaging, brain bleeding, epilepsy and brain tumors. After you have completed your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of brain death
  • Define and list the symptoms of encephalopathy
  • Understand the causes of brain bleeding
  • List types, symptoms and treatment for ischemic stroke
  • Identify neurological infectious diseases and their pathogens
  • Provide details about meningitis and encephalitis
  • Differentiate between epilepsy and seizures and recognize how the two are treated
  • Name types of brain tumors as well as their causes and symptoms

Expert instructors guide you easily through 5- to 10-minute video and text lessons, define key terms and present examples to facilitate your learning experience. Access these lessons at all times, from any device, so you can conveniently create a flexible study schedule. Use lesson quizzes to determine what you know about each topic as you move through the chapter.

12 Lessons in Chapter 24: Understanding Neurological Disorders
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Brain Death: Definition & Diagnosis

1. Brain Death: Definition & Diagnosis

We have all heard stories about a person being determined to bebrain dead. What does that really mean and how is that determined? In this lesson, we will learn about brain death and how it is diagnosed.

What Is Encephalopathy? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

2. What Is Encephalopathy? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Encephalopathy is the scientific term used to describe any abnormality in the brain. Check out this lesson to learn the symptoms and treatment options for those who may experience some form of encephalopathy.

Internal Brain Bleeding: Causes & Treatment

3. Internal Brain Bleeding: Causes & Treatment

In this lesson, we'll be looking at what happens when one of our most important organs, the brain, gets injured and starts to bleed. We'll look at the main causes of brain bleeding and treatments.

Intraventricular Hemorrhage: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

4. Intraventricular Hemorrhage: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

An intraventricular hemorrhage is a specific type of brain injury that results in a brain bleed. Continue reading this lesson for more information regarding the causes, symptoms, and treatments of an intraventricular hemorrhage.

Ischemic Stroke: Symptoms & Diagnosis

5. Ischemic Stroke: Symptoms & Diagnosis

In this lesson. we will define ischemic stroke. We'll look at how it is diagnosed, along with what causes it. Symptoms and the prognosis for a sufferer will also be discussed.

Ischemic Stroke: Types & Causes

6. Ischemic Stroke: Types & Causes

This lesson defines ischemic stroke, goes over the two major kinds of ischemic stroke, and some of the major and less well-known causes of this kind of neurological disorder.

Ischemic Stroke: Guidelines & Treatment

7. Ischemic Stroke: Guidelines & Treatment

Ischemic strokes are serious medical emergencies and require immediate medical attention. There is a 'Golden Hour' that is pivotal in the treatment of ischemic strokes. In this lesson we will review the guidelines and treatments for ischemic strokes.

Neurological Infectious Disease: Types & Causes

8. Neurological Infectious Disease: Types & Causes

In this lesson we'll be looking at neurological infectious, or infectious of the nervous system. After we learn what neurological infections are, we'll look at the causes of three major types of infections, meningitis, encephalitis, and HIV.

Meningitis and Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

9. Meningitis and Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Meningitis and encephalitis are dangerous diseases of the nervous system. Learn what meningitis and encephalitis are, what causes these diseases, their pathophysiology, their signs and symptoms, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated.

Epilepsy: Causes, Types, and Treatments

10. Epilepsy: Causes, Types, and Treatments

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the brain and is commonly characterized by recurring seizures. Learn about the definition, causes, and types of epilepsy, explore the clinical signs, symptoms, and diagnostics of this disorder, and understand how it could be treated.

Brain Tumors: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Side Effects

11. Brain Tumors: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Side Effects

This lesson is about brain tumors, or uncontrolled growth of cells in the brain. We will go over different types of brain cancer, causes, symptoms and side effects of treatment.

Terms for Types of Brain Tumors

12. Terms for Types of Brain Tumors

This lesson discusses the basics and definitions of brain tumors, malignant brain tumors, benign brain tumors, gliomas, meningioma, and increased intracranial pressure.

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