Treating the Brain: What the Best Doctors Know

Walter Bradley

Cloth • $25.00 • 347 pages 
ISBN: 978-1932594461
Published November 2009

Also available as an e-book


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


"Here's a man in a white coat who gets right to the point, makes it clearly—and has a good story to tell along the way... Bradley is the patient-friendly doc for the rest of us, providing an easy-to-read roadmap through...the brain.
    —Publisher's Weekly  


A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2010

"There is a need for a book that discusses diseases of the brain in plain English. Walter Bradley's book does just that. Dr. Bradley is talking to the reader, as he has to many patients, covering not only the medical, but also the everyday aspects of problems. A lifetime of caring and thoughtful advice comes through clearly.
Guy McKhann, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University; co-author of Keep Your Brain Young

" of the world's leading neurobiologists has written a wonderful book for people who are not neurologists, but want to learn about the brain. This book clearly describes how this complex organ works, what happens when it breaks down, and how it might be repaired. Dr. Bradley's book is an ideal user's handbook."
Kenneth M. Heilman, M.D., James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Florida