Treating the Brain: What the Best Doctors Know by Walter G. Bradley


Even in this information age, people dealing with often-serious neurological problems face the daunting task of finding accurate, credible and understandable information—the essential medical fact. Using case histories as examples, Walter G. Bradley, one of the world’s leading neurologists, explains the neurological examinations, tests, clinical features, causes and treatments available for Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s and other frequently diagnosed neurological disorders.

Known by medical students and physicians across the globe as the editor of the leading neurology textbook, Neurology in Clinical Practice, Bradley now provides a definitive resource for patients, caregivers and other health practitioners. Treating the Brain is for anyone who has ever had a neurological symptom, from a headache to tingling hands, and for anyone with a personal interest in how the brain works in health and disease.


Chapter 1        The Brain, Our Most Fascinating Organ

Chapter 2         Alzheimer’s Disease

Chapter 3         Stroke

Chapter 4         Epilepsy

Chapter 5         Multiple Sclerosis

Chapter 6         Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Chapter 7         Head Injury

Chapter 8         Spinal Cord Injury

Chapter 9         The Brain and Cancer

Chapter 10       Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Chapter 11       Migraine and Other Headaches

Chapter 12       Peripheral Neuropathies and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Appendix A:    Neurology 101

Appendix B:  Glossary

Further Reading

Further Sources of Information




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