Ataxia is a Neurological Disease that prevents the brain from controlling multiple parts of the body. There are three major types of ataxia which I will discuss further in this explanation. In the past, medical professionals misdiagnosed patients because the disease was not fully understood. Some patien ts were even put into psychiatric wards at hospitals. Because of this misunderstanding, there are many occasions where patients were prescribed medications they were unnecessary.Ataxi, it’s types, and subcategories, of those types, have only recently began to be become understood. There is still much work to be done. Very little federal funds have been allocated to the disease.