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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), established in 1948, is an international professional association of 24,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care.

The world's largest organization of scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system.

(National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
An agency of the U.S. Federal Government and a component of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Public Health Service. It is a lead agency for the Congressionally designated Decade of the Brain, and the leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Extensive List of Online Support Groups

This link goes to a page from MDJunction.com.  These people have assembled an extensive list of medical related support groups.  You can narrow your search by clicking on "Brain and Nervous System."


Support Groups, organizations, research centers, and resources in spinal cord injuries.

This link directs you to the Louis Calder Memorial Library of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The University of Miami has assembled an excellent resource list of agencies and support groups relating to brain and spinal cord injuries.

The oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer's patients, their families and caregivers.

Alzheimer Society of Canada - Société Alzheimer du Canada 

"The latest information on Alzheimer Disease, related dementias, caregiving, support, research, treatment, and Alzheimer Society of Canada programs and services."

Dementia Web 

A source of information, advice, education, research findings and support for: Patients, Carers, Doctors, and other Professionals. Supported by The Dementia Research Group, CANDID (Counselling and Diagnosis in Dementia), The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, The Institute of Neurology and Imperial College School of Medicine at St. Mary's.

(ADRC), St, Louis, Missouri, USA. The AL is made possible, in part, through a grant from the National Institute on Aging."


The Whole Brain Atlas  

This is an information resource for central nervous system imaging which integrates clinical information with magnetic resonance (MR), x-ray computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine images.

The Harvard Brain 

Harvard University Undergraduate Journal of Neuroscience

On The Brain 

The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Letter.

CNS Pathology Index  

Images of CNS Hemorrhage, Infarction, Edema and Herniation, Infections, Congenital Malformations, Acquired and Congenital Degenerative Diseases, Dementias, and Neoplasms

American Brain Tumor Association

This organization states that its mission is to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.


Epilepsy Foundation  

Frequently asked questions about epilepsy and its treatment.


Information for those recently diagnosed with epilepsy and for those with intractable epilepsy.


"We want this web site to be a starting point for those with Nonepileptic Seizures and their family members to get the help they need. We want you to know that you are not alone and that there is hope. Sometimes patients diagnosed with nonepileptic seizures feel abandoned by health care providers and others. We very much want that to end. As a sufferer of nonepileptic seizures and a spouse we know how difficult it is. We hope that you will find this to be a place of learning and healing." -from non-epilepticseizures.com



Information on Stroke, Stroke Prevention, Stroke Recovery and Stroke Care.


National MS Society    

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't.


Sleep Foundation   

Sleepfoundation.org is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea.

World Sleep Foundation   

Founded by professionals afflicted with sleep disorders, WSF was established to provide educational resources that inform patients, medical professionals and the general public about the latest clinical advances, management and treatment options for sleep disorders.



This is an organization whose goal is to find a cure for neuromuscular diseases, the Neuromuscular Disease Foundation.

Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation  

The Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) is a patient advocacy group dedicated to leading and mobilizing resources toward effective management, treatment, and a cure for myotonic dystrophy, a common form of muscular dystrophy. This inherited disorder can appear at any age and can manifest itself differently in each individual. It affects not only muscle groups but also many other body systems such as the heart, lungs, muscle groups but also many other body systems such as the heart, lungs, brain and GI tract, among others. With guidance from our advisers, who together have devoted more than ninety years to the research and treatment of myotonic dystrophy, the MDF offers information to help navigate the disease process.



Raymond Rybicki, MD

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