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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Support Groups and Counseling for NPH continued...

This is why support groups were invented. Support groups are groups of people who have lived through the same difficult experiences and want to help themselves and others by sharing coping strategies.

Support groups meet in person, on the telephone, or on the Internet. To find a support group that works for you, contact the organizations listed below. You can also ask your health care provider or behavior therapist, or go on the Internet. If you do not have access to the Internet, go to the public library.

For more information about support groups, contact the following agencies:

  • Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving -- (800) 445-8106
  • Hydrocephalus Association -- (415) 732-7040 or (888) 598-3789
  • National Hydrocephalus Foundation -- (562) 924-6666
  • Hydrocephalus Support Group, Inc. -- (636) 532-8228


For More Information About Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus Association
4340 East West Highway

Suite 905

Bethesda, MD  20814

(301) 202-3789
(888) 598-3789
National Hydrocephalus Foundation
12413 Centralia Road
Lakewood,  CA  90715-1653
(562) 924-6666 

(888) 857-3434

Hydrocephalus Support Group, Inc.
1933 Mistflower Glen Ct.
Chesterfield, MO 63005-4236
(636) 532-8228

Web Links

Hydrocephalus Association

National Hydrocephalus Foundation

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Information Page


Media file 1: T2-weighted MRI showing dilatation of ventricles out of proportion to sulcal atrophy in a patient with normal pressure hydrocephalus. The arrow points to transependymal flow.

Media type:  MRI

Media file 2: CT head scan of a patient with normal pressure hydrocephalus showing dilated ventricles. The arrow points to a rounded frontal horn.

Media type:  CT


WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on September 03, 2104

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