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A type of brain injury where it is “shaken violently”; can cause disruption of neuron activity and should be monitored closely. There are different levels of concussions that can occur.
Complete loss of voluntary function.
Sudden, involuntary movement caused by erratic uncoordinated discharges by the brain.
A disease caused by degeneration of the midbrain (substantia nigra) that causes a marked inability of a person to relax their muscles.
A form of dementia caused by a slow degeneration of the cerebral cortex.
Inflammation of the meninges; caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
Swelling of the brain caused by infection.
A demyelinating disease that causes motor complications, loss of sensations, and have episodes often referred to as “flare-ups.”
A class of social disorders in which people have a hard time forming normal social relationships and display repetitive behavior.
A psychotic disorder that causes delusions, hallucinations, incoherent speech, inappropriate /negative behavior.