All of us are billionaires in terms of number of neurons in the brain
Average number of neurons in the brain : 86 billion to 100 billion
In money terms, most of us are not billionaires but in neurons in the brain, all living humans are 80 billion plus. (Its neurons and not Rupees, dollars, pounds, yen...)

A neuron and nerve cell, is an electrically excitable cell that communicates with other cells via specialized connections called synapses. A neuron is the main component of nervous tissue.
Neurons fall into types. Sensory neurons respond to stimulus such as touch, sound, or light that affect the cells of the sensory organs and sends signals to the spinal cord or brain. Motor neurons receive signals from the brain and spinal cord to control everything from muscle contractions to glandular output. Interneurons connect neurons to other neurons within the same region of the brain or spinal cord in neural circuits.

Rohan, son of founder who has Sensory Integration challenges, is our teacher of Integration.

Difference between Neurologist and Psychiatrist
Key Difference
Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of
A neurologist - disorders/diseases related to the nervous system.
A psychiatrist - mental illness as well as emotional disorders.

Neurologists treat conditions like sleep disorders, epilepsy, brain injuries, migraine headaches, brain and spinal cord tumors, etc
Nervous system is very important as it controls both behaviors and sensation (balance, ambulation, reflexes, memory, speech, language, etc.).

Psychiatrist is a medical practitioner who treats the disorders related to mental illness. These illnesses are recognized by similar signs and symptoms which exhibit the activity of mind like memory, emotions, sensory perception, attention, pleasure, etc.

Difference between Neurologist and Neurosurgeon
When a patient has neurological symptoms, often their initial evaluation is with a neurologist, who might obtain imaging to get to the source of the problem.
If they discover a structural problem, such as a tumor, they'll refer the patient to a neurosurgeon.
"I love being in the operating room," says Dr. Bergsneider. "The primary reason surgeons become surgeons is because they like to operate, and that's where we are the happiest. It is a very fulfilling profession in that you can really see the fruits of your labor in the recovery room."

Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system. Common neurological disorders include epilepsy, headache, Parkinson disease, and dementia, as well as neurological problems caused by other disorders, such as cerebrovascular disease and infections.

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders: more than 50 million people have epilepsy; around 47 million are affected by dementia globally.

Moreover, the extension of life expectancy and the ageing of the general populations in both developed and developing countries are likely to increase the prevalence of many chronic and progressive physical and mental conditions including neurological disorders.
Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges

Headache disorders

Atlas Project Neurology

Dementia Action Plan 2017-2025
The global plan aims to improve the lives of people with dementia, their families and the people who care for them, while decreasing the impact of dementia on communities and countries.

Mental disorders
Mental disorders comprise a broad range of problems, with different symptoms. However, they are generally characterized by some combination of abnormal thoughts, emotions, behaviour and relationships with others. Examples are schizophrenia, depression, intellectual disabilities and disorders due to drug abuse. Most of these disorders can be successfully treated.

General information : Mental disorders : Fact sheet, 2017





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Alfred Mann Foundation