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Multiple Sclerosis, 5th Ed.: The Questions You Have-The Answers You Need
     

Multiple Sclerosis, 5th Ed.: The Questions You Have-The Answers You Need

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by Rosalind Kalb
 

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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

Overview

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?

Editorial Reviews

"A most worthwhile resource for people with MS, their families and caregivers, and the medical and other support staff who work with them. Highly recommended."—Library Journal 11/1/2011

“In this comprehensive new edition, Dr. Kalb and colleagues have successfully blended together the expertise of professionals with real-life examples that bear witness to the realities of life with MS. If you could have only one resource for MS information, this is the one. Every professional who works in the field of MS as well as people with MS and their families would benefit from the critical questions posed in this book and the cogent answers provided.”—Peggy Crawford, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati Medical School

“…I have recommended this book to my patients since its first edition because it is an extremely comprehensive reference for people no matter what stage they are in on their journey with MS. There is comfort in knowing others have asked similar questions to those they have and that answers are available that are straightforward and understandable…this edition catches up to new information and ways to manage the disease but retains the basics about how to live with the disease and move forward.”—Patricia Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Editor of the forthcoming The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment

Praise for the Previous Edition

"...If you have MS, love someone with MS, or work with a person who has MS, you will find this book helpful and informative."—MS Focus

"...Highly recommended for MS patients, bookstores, and libraries."—Doody's Reviews

"...inclusive and comprehensive..."—Library Journal

"The writing style is clear and informative, and the authors are sympathetic and the emotional aspects of living with MS...Physical therapists, students, physicians, and people with MS will find it a useful addition to their library."—Physical Therapy

"Enhanced with a comprehensive list of readings and resources, this is the primary resource most especially recommended for non-specialist general readers having to deal with MS issues."—The Bookwatch"

Library Journal
While there is neither a cure nor a known cause for multiple sclerosis (MS), much medical progress has been made in the years since the 2007 publication of this title's previous edition. This comprehensive guide—edited by Kalb (director, Professional Resource Ctr., National Multiple Sclerosis Soc.), with contributions from other experts in the field—addresses the questions of anyone diagnosed with MS, regardless of the disease's progression. It covers who gets MS and why, symptom management, options for managing relapses and the course of the disease, complementary and alternative medicine, occupational and physical therapy, how MS affects sexuality and intimacy, speech and voice problems, cognitive and emotional challenges, pregnancy and childbirth, employment and insurance issues, long-term care, and more. As their questions change and even multiply throughout the course the disease, readers will be able to refer to this book again and again. Recommended readings and resources increase its utility. VERDICT A most worthwhile resource for people with MS, their families and caregivers, and the medical and other support staff who work with them. Highly recommended.—Marcia Welsh, Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936303168
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
425,275
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

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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Multiple Sclerosis, 5th Ed.: The Questions You Have-The Answers You Need 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book 2 days after my diagnosis, it helped me understand my diagnosis, what MS is, treatment options, what might happen to me in the future and much more. I still go to this book 3 years later, rereading sections and reading new sections that didn’t apply when I was first diagnosed.