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According to the World Health Organization, brain disorders are a leading contributor to the global disease burden, and the fourth highest for Western developed countries. About 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from damage to the nervous system, and there are more than 600 neurological diseases.

Psychiatric Illness ? About 1 in 4 American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year, according to the NIMH.

Alzheimer’s ? In 2014, there are 5.2 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzhemier’s Association. With the growth of the Baby Boomer generation, it is expected that between 11 and 16 million will be affected by 2050.

Parkinson’s ? The Parkinson’s Foundation estimates 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s Disease.

Autism ? One in 68 children in the U.S. are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, a 30% increase from two years ago.


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