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.
This book, developed under the auspices of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and made possible by an educational grant to the consortium by Bertex Laboratories, the manufacturer of Betaseron, the first drug approved by the FDA for treatment of multiple sclerosis, represents an interdisciplinary approach to the disease. Its goal is to help those with MS and their families formulate questions to ask their healthcare providers so they can manage life with MS. Written by experts, chapters cover topics ranging from neurology and treatment to emotional, sexual, and employment issues. Introductory material is followed by a series of questions most often asked of the authors in their work with MS, as well as questions received by the Information Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Chapters conclude with a list of recommended readings and other available resources. Appendixes include information sheets about drugs commonly used to treat and manage MS, as well as a comprehensive glossary of terms. This work is more inclusive and comprehensive than most single-authored, consumer-oriented publications, and the authors recommend it not necessarily be read cover to cover but treated as a reference source to be referred to according to individual need. Recommended to supplement other, more traditional sources such as Louis Rosner Jr. and Shelley Ross’s Multiple Sclerosis (S. & S., 1992) in consumer health collections.?Sue Hollander, Univ. of Illinois Lib. of the Health Sciences at Rockford
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