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There is ample evidence that pinpoints neurological disorders as one of the greatest threats to public health. There are several gaps in understanding the many issues related to neurological disorders, but we already know enough about their nature and treatment to be able to shape effective policy responses to some of the most prevalent among them.

Neurological disorders: public health challenges describes and discusses the increasing global public health importance of common neurological disorders such as 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.

The book provides the public health perspective for these disorders and presents fresh and updated estimates and predictions of the global burden borne by them. It provides information and advice on public health interventions that may be applied to reduce the occurrence and consequences of neurological disorders. It offers health professionals and planners the opportunity to assess the burden caused by these disorders in their country and to take appropriate action.


Introduction [pdf 1.76Mb]

Chapter 1: Public health principles and neurological disorders [pdf 888kb]

Chapter 2: Global burden of neurological disorders: estimates and projections [pdf 1.53Mb]

Chapter 3: Neurological disorders: a public health approach (Dementia, Epilepsy, Headache disorders, Multiple sclerosis, Neuroinfections) [pdf 2.72Mb]

Chapter 3: Neurological disorders: a public health approach (Neurological disorders associated with malnutrition, Pain associated with neurological disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Traumatic brain injuries) [pdf 1.32Mb]

Chapter 4: Conclusions and recommendations [pdf 848kb]

Annexes and index [pdf 821kb]

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