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Brain Foundation

The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding the highest quality Australian research into neurological disorders, diseases, and injuries, with the ultimate goal of advancing diagnoses, treatments, and patient outcomes.

Those conditions account for over half the death and disability in Australia each year.

Migraine & Headache Australia is a division of the Brain Foundation.

Vision and mission

The Brain Foundation aims to be the largest non-government funder of neurological and neuroscientific research in Australia, supporting the highest quality research into a wide range of brain disorders.

How the Brain Foundation can help

The Brain Foundation provides information about disorders to help family and friends understand the prognosis facing those affected. They also provide guidelines to maintain a healthy brain.

Information / help lines

  • Call 1300 886 660 for general enquiries Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm AEST

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Brain Foundation.

Last reviewed: December 2021

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Concussion - Brain Disorders A-Z - Brain Foundation

Concussion is a mild brain injury caused by trauma to the head. It can be treated, but knowing the signs is essential to prevent further injury.

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Acquired Brain Injury - Brain Disorders A-Z - Brain Foundation

Acquired brain injuries are any problems involving bleeding or bruising in the brain due to head trauma. They range from mild to very severe.

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Autism - Brain Foundation

Description Autism is classified as one of the pervasive developmental disorders of the brain

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Epilepsy - Brain Foundation

Description Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brief, recurrent changes in the electrical activity of the brain lead to seizures or ‘fits’, lasting from a few seconds to several minutes

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Down Syndrome - Brain Foundation

Description Down Syndrome is a birth disorder in which the baby has an extra copy of chromosome 21

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Cerebral Palsy - Brain Foundation

Description Cerebral palsy is the name given to a large group of motor (body movement) disorders that begin early in life and result from brain injuries that are non-progressive (do not worsen over time)

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Meningitis - Brain Foundation

Meningitis is a rare but serious infection of the membranes that cover the brain & spinal cord. It is caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses.

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Tourette Syndrome - Brain Disorders A-Z - Brain Foundation

Tourette Syndrome is a neuro developmental disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable sounds (vocal or phonic tics).

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Brain Foundation

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes hyperactivity, impulsive behaviour, and attention problems, often diagnosed in childhood.

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