Neurological Conditions

Neurological conditions can affect the brain, eyes or nervous system. Explore amnesia, Alzheimer's, comas and more.


A rare neurological disorder called Witzelsucht turns joking, punning and making inappropriate wisecracks into a compulsion.

The delusion, also called "walking corpse syndrome," causes people to feel like they don't exist, are putrefying or missing body parts.

Stuttering is linked to a disconnection between language processing and motor function, but its true cause is still unknown.

Are patients actually developing a foreign accent, or has something else gone haywire?

If you felt slightly ill after watching "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 3-D, you weren't alone. Although motion sickness is very common, scientists don't really know why we get it.

A degenerative neurological disease resembling Alzheimer's, chronic traumatic encephalopathy can result from years of head injuries, large and small.

Yep, a congenital condition called amusia ensures that about 4 percent of the population won't recognize or enjoy Adele's latest — or any other music.

A nonsurgical electrical stimulation development can reawaken nerve connections in paralysis patients, and enable them to regain some movement.

Conditions such as Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy are familiar to most people. But what do you know about pheochromocytomas? Or ataxia? We're covering five lesser-known neurological conditions.

My brother and I were watching a television show and a character got bonked really hard on the head. All of a sudden the guy couldn't remember a thing -- not his name, where he lived or even the lady he was married to. What happened? Is this amnesia?

Cerebral edema is a condition where the brain's water content increases, causing the pressure inside the skull to rise. Learn more about cerebral edema from this article.

Although epilepsy can make it difficult for kids to live a normal life, there are ways for them to overcome the physical challenges they face. You can learn more about how you can have fun with epileptic children by reading this article.

When you're aboard a ship, you become accustomed to the feeling of the floor tilting and rocking beneath your feet. But what if that sensation stayed with you on dry land -- for years?

The writers that crafted Alice and her wonderland, Tiny Tim and the brothers Karamazov had something in common besides extraordinary talent: epilepsy. Do seizures and novels go hand in hand?

A little forgetfulness is normal, but what about when a person can no longer remember the names of their family members? For those with Alzheimer's and the people who love them, debilitating memory loss is a sad fact of everyday life.

You can liken seizures to electrical storms or traffic jams in the brain, but what do those seizures do to the rest of the body? Do epileptics swallow their tongues? Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but most people don't know much about it.

Depression and stress are normal among people who have illnesses that affect their brain. Understanding the possible causes of depression and stress can help ensure that the person gets the necessary medical or therapeutic care.

Talking about brain disease, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment can seem overwhelming sometimes. The tips in this article will help simplify this process.

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia? Learn more about this disease and find tips that will help you effectively give care to an individual afflicted with this illness.

A diagnosis of a brain disease such as a brain tumor or dementia is often the first step into a new world. Learn more about dementia in this article.

When you and your family enter the world of brain illness, whether you are dealing with a brain tumor or a diagnosis of dementia, you will have a lot to talk about. Take a look at what you need to know about dementia.

When you are first diagnosed with a condition that affects your brain, you may go through a period of shock and surprise. Learn more about coping with a diagnosis that is associated with the brain in this article.

People with a condition that affects the brain will most likely see a specialist called a neurologist. Check out what we have found on how to ask the right questions for finding a brain specialist.

Alzheimer's disease can be hard disease on the person it afflicts and their surrounding loved ones. Learn more about how to cope with the early stages of Alzheimer's disease in this article.

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of permanent disability. More than half of all strokes could be prevented. Are you at risk?