Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed:Third Edition

Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed:Third Edition

by Nancy Holland, T.Jock Murray, Stephen Reingold, T Dr.Murray
     
 

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The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) poses potential concerns related to all aspects of life and plans for the future. Family members and other loved ones are similarly concerned, and everyone involved struggles to make sense of life with this permanent intruder. One of the first responses is usually an active search for information about the disease itself and…  See more details below

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The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) poses potential concerns related to all aspects of life and plans for the future. Family members and other loved ones are similarly concerned, and everyone involved struggles to make sense of life with this permanent intruder. One of the first responses is usually an active search for information about the disease itself and its potential long-term effects.

Chapters discuss the nature of MS, its management, and guidelines for dealing with all aspects of the disease and its impact on your life. A chapter on services available from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a glossary, a list of resources, and additional reading suggestions make this the place to begin your education about MS.

With education and proper care, most people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis will lead full and productive lives. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Third Edition is an essential resource for everything you need to know about MS, and includes new or updated sections on:

  • The most current medical treatments for the management of MS
  • Complementary and alternative medicine and MS
  • Financial and life planning
  • Children with MS
  • Updated diagnostic criteria

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Editorial Reviews

MS in Focus

"This is an excellent book, which presents all the facts in a straightforward but sympathetic way. Full of practical advice covering all life topics, areas that are often neglected by busy physicians. It is highly recommended to all those whose lives have been affected by this disease." -- Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

"A 'must-have' title for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with MS-and a good idea for family members and friends." -- InsideMS

"...filled with very good advice...Physicians can recommend this book to inquiring patients with a high degree of confidence." -- Doody's Reviews

"...Thoughtfully presented, usefully formatted, and informatively recommended guide for the non-specialist general reader." -- The Bookwatch

Instead of falling into the trap of bombarding the reader with negativity, this [book] instead places great emphasis on how to maintain a positive attitude and live with the condition. It's a refreshing change this is a book for the thinking person wanting a comprehensive and reasonably detailed view of where MS is at the present time must-have for anyone wanting answers and education about MS."-- MS in Focus

“This is a resource for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as well as their friends and families. It offers insight into the history of the disease and how knowledge of MS arrived at the place it is today. The authors offer current information on management of the disease as well as management of its symptoms. For those people who want to delve into a broad array of information, this book will be quite beneficial.” —Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Author of The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment

“From diagnosis through a process of better understanding and coping with MS, this book is a must read. It is an invaluable resource for your personal MS library that you may rely upon again and again. Get the answers to maintain your quality of life.” —Jeffrey N. Gingold, Author of the award-winning book, Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis, Second Edition and Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed is the perfect primer for someone who has just been diagnosed with MS. I wish an easy-to-read and understandable book like this had been available when I was diagnosed with MS.” —Shelley Peterman Schwarz, Award-winning writer and author of seven Tips for Making Life Easier books

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934559697
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
134
File size:
442 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy Holland is vice president of the Professional Resource Center and Clinical Programs Department at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and a doctorate in higher and adult education. Dr. Holland is author/editor of more than 60 MS-related articles, books and chapters. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN).

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