Mental health

Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges


Publication details

Number of pages: 232
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 156336 9



The document provides the public health perspective for neurological disorders and presents fresh and updated estimates and predictions of the global burden borne by them. Separate sections discuss some of the most important disorders in detail: dementia, epilepsy, headache disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuroinfections, neurological disorders associated with malnutrition, pain associated with neurological disorders, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

It provides comprehensive information on neurological disorders to the policy-makers and can also be used as an awareness-raising tool. It has been developed in collaboration with various nongovernmental organizations working in the area of neurological disorders.