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Brain & Nervous System

Epilepsy
Seizures are a common symptom of epilepsy, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Learn all about epilepsy, including what to do if you see someone having a seizure.

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is the most common developmental disability in the United States. It affects a person's ability to coordinate body movements.

What's My Lyme Disease Risk?
Is the thought of Lyme disease making you feel you'll be safer in the comfort of your room than the great outdoors? This article can help you assess your Lyme disease risk.

Migraine Headaches
If you've ever had a migraine, you know that these headaches can cause severe pain and other symptoms. Read this article to learn about what causes migraines, migraine treatments, and lots more.

Lyme Disease
Lyme disease can be treated if it's caught early. So read this to find out what causes it, how it's treated, and how to prevent it.

Concussions: What to Do
In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden - but usually temporary - disruption in a person's ability to function properly and feel well. Here's what to do if you suspect a concussion.

Tourette Syndrome
Tourette syndrome affects the body's brain and nervous system by causing tics - repeated, uncontrollable movements or involuntary vocal sounds.

Bell's Palsy
Bell's palsy is a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. Although it doesn't happen to many people, it can be scary. This article for teens covers the facts.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Guillain-Barré syndrome is very rare. It can be frightening because it often causes some type of paralysis. Luckily, most people who get GBS recover.

Fainting
Fainting is pretty common in teens. The good news is that most of the time it's not a sign of something serious.

Headaches
Almost everyone gets headaches. So how do you know if a headache is just a passing pain or something more?

Cerebral Palsy: Keith's Story
Keith has cerebral palsy. This is his story about life in high school, dating, sports, and taking chances.

Tics
A tic is a sudden, repetitive movement or sound that some people make, which can be difficult to control.

I Get Seizures But Tests Show I'm OK. What's Going On?
Find out what the experts have to say.

Why Do People Get Depressed?
There's no one reason why people get depressed - many different things can play a role. Find out more about the things that can trigger depression.

School and Concussions
A concussion can affect you at school because it's a type of brain injury. Doing schoolwork and being in a classroom can sometimes make things worse. Here's what to know about school and concussions.

Concussions: Alex's Story
Alex plays high school football, track, basketball, and lacrosse. He's had two concussions. Here, he talks about his experience and what he learned.

Concussions: Getting Better
All body parts take time to heal, even brains. But because you can't see a brain injury, healing can be a little more complicated. This article for teens has tips on what doctors often recommend to help people heal from a concussion.

Sports and Concussions
As long as people play sports, there will be concussions from time to time. Find out how to protect yourself and what to do if you get a concussion playing sports.

Concussions
How can you tell if you have a concussion? What should you do? And what's going to happen with sports and school? The facts are all on this site for teens.