Neuroscience research strives to uncover the mechanisms underlying different brain disorders. If you are interested in learning more about specific diseases, there are several useful websites.
- National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides information on the effects of alcohol on your brain and health (https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health) as well as fact sheets and pamphlets (https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets).
- National Institute of Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides information on substance use disorders and
the effects of different drugs on the brain and body. The website includes information on specific drugs of abuse (https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse) as well as publications targeted to different audiences including students, educators and parents (https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications).
- National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health provides information to improve the understanding of mental illness. The website includes publications on specific disorders (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/index.shtml) as well as information on different mental health topics (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/index.shtml).
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website has a section for caregivers and patients that provides fact sheets on different neurological disorders.
- The Dana Foundation
The Dana Foundation website includes a section with information on 30 common brain diseases and disorders.
- The Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America website provides information on different brain injuries as well as diagnosis and treatment.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry website includes a family resources section with information on different mental illnesses and disorders.