Neurological Disorders Background
Neurological disorders negatively impact the nervous system, the body system that is responsible for transporting the signals that control bodily function. There are numerous different potential causes of a neurological disorder, including brain or spine injury and congenital defects. There are also many different types of neurological disorders, ranging in severity from headaches to epilepsy.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
A neurological disorder can cause significant damage to an individual's physical, psychological, and emotional well being. Many of these disorders remain obscure, with little information available regarding their causes, treatments, or prognosis. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is an organization that is dedicated to collecting and compiling information regarding these disorders, as well as conducting and funding research efforts.