Neurological Disorders

By: Jaycee Bradley

Down's Syndrome

Down’s syndrome, also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which extra genetic material delays development within a child. In down’s syndrome, a baby receives an extra chromosome on chromosome 21. There is no cure for down’s syndrome. Medication and treatment are available.


Tremors

Next, a tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic muscle movement. Tremors is a Neurological disease because certain areas of the brain control movement. Commonly, tremors are made less severe through treatment of drugs and therapy.

Hypotonia

Hypotonia means decreased muscle tone, and causes the muscles to feel soft and doughy. Hypotonia causes a baby to appear floppy or like a rag doll because there is no clear definition of the muscles. Therapy is available to develop muscle strength and speech.