Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have-The Answers You Need

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Demos Medical Publishing, Nov 11, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 496 pages
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Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 5th Edition is the definitive guide for everyone concerned with the disease - those who have MS and those who share their lives with someone who has it. It covers a wide range of topics in an accessible question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need while providing a model of successful communication with healthcare providers.

The contributors are leading authorities in all areas of multiple sclerosis management, who proffer expert answers to the most common questions about living with MS-medical, emotional, social, and economic - and represents a interdisciplinary approach to the disease. The book's goal is to help those living with MS live the lives they aspire to lead. The chapters cover everything from treatment to emotional, sexual, and employment issues.

The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. The book provides the most current information on multiple sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI, discussion of the first two pills in development for the disease, new information on the drug Tysabri, emotional issues, and the family.

The thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition of the classic Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need answers even more of your questions about how to live and thrive with MS.

  • What are the current drug therapies for MS?
  • What about alternative medicine?
  • Should I exercise?
  • How common is depression with MS?
 

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Contents

MS WHATS IT ALL ABOUT?
2
HOW IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TREATED?
43
HOW DO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES OF MS?
216
WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED FINANCIAL AND LIFE PLANNING STRATEGIES?
295
Glossary
367
Medications Commonly Used in MS
385
Additional Readings
388
Resources
395
Index
403
Backcover
427
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Rosalind C. Kalb is Vice President of the Professional Resource Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) in New York City, providing educational materials and consultation services for healthcare professionals. She is the author of Multiple Sclerosis a Guide for Families, 3rd Edition and co-author of Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges both published by Demos Health. She is co-author of The A to Z of Multiple Sclerosis published by Checkmark Books in 2006, and is co-author of Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies. She regularly publishes in professional journals and speaks all over on the world on the subject.

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