Conditions treated at the Brain Health Center

Together with your nervous system, your brain controls all of your movement, sensation and behavior. The brain is also at the root of a variety of complex mental and neurological disorders that can cause physical and mental challenges. These challenges present opportunities, as well as responsibilities, to develop new techniques and approaches to care—that's where the multidisciplinary team at Emory Brain Health Center excels.

Neurological Conditions

Emory Healthcare Neurology consists of several programs that make it one of the most comprehensive neurology clinics in the nation. Below is a list of the neurological conditions we treat.

Epilepsy

  • Seizures

Movement Disorders

  • Corticobasal Denegeration
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Gait Disorders
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Periodic limb movement disorders
  • Tourette’s syndrome

General Neurological

  • Balance and falls
  • Bells Palsy
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Cranial nerve disorder
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Migraine
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo

Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Frontotemporal Dementia

Neuroimmunology

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Sarcoidosis

Neuromuscular Disorders

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Disease (CIDP)
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dysphagia
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myopathy
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Post polio

Sleep

  • Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnia
  • Periodic Limb Movements or Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep Apnea

Stroke

  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Carotid Artery Disease

Vestibular

  • Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vertigo

Neurosurgical Conditions

Emory Neurosurgery is one of the leading neurosurgery programs in the nation. Neurological conditions are often highly complex, so it takes a team of doctors trained in specific conditions to provide optimal treatment. Emory neurosurgeons specializes in a particular condition and/or treatment, and then collaborate with other physicians who specialize in different, complementary areas in the neurosciences when caring for patients.

Brain Tumors

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Central nervous system lymphoma
  • Colloid cysts and other intraventricular tumors
  • Gliomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic cancer in brain, spine or cerebrospinal fluid
  • Tumors

Epilepsy

Movement Disorders

  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Damaged nerves
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy

Pituitary Disorders

  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Non-functional adenomas
  • prolactinoma

Stroke, Vascular Malformations & Aneurysms

Psychiatric & Behavioral Conditions

Emory's psychiatric and behavioral specialists treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, and other mental health and mood disorders.

Adult psychiatric and behavioral conditions:

Child, adolescent and young adult psychiatric and behavioral conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias

Geriatric psychiatric and behavioral conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depression secondary to movement disorders
  • Grief Reactions
  • Panic Attacks

Inpatient psychiatric and behavioral conditions:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Substance induced psychosis

Veteran specific conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Find a Specialist

Specialists that are concerned with Brain Health include Neurological Surgeons, Neurologists, Physiatrists, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists .