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

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This book has been written for those newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It is a guide to learning about the disease, its potential impact on your life, and the medical treatments now available for managing it successfully. This is a time of great excitement in research and advances in clinical management, such that most people who have multiple sclerosis can lead full and productive lives.

This fourth edition is current and updated throughout, and includes a review of the...

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Overview

This book has been written for those newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It is a guide to learning about the disease, its potential impact on your life, and the medical treatments now available for managing it successfully. This is a time of great excitement in research and advances in clinical management, such that most people who have multiple sclerosis can lead full and productive lives.

This fourth edition is current and updated throughout, and includes a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI and multiple sclerosis, discussion of the new pill Gelenya and other drugs in development for multiple sclerosis, new information on the drug Tysabri, and discussion of treatments and complementary and alternative medicine in MS. This the place to begin your education about MS.

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Editorial Reviews

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“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

From The Critics
“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

From The Critics
"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: 9781936303366
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 578,054
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

T. Jock Murray, MD, is currently professor emeritus of Medicine and Neurology and former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada. Dr. Murray was also founder and President of the Consortium of MS Centers, where he was awarded for his lifetime contributions to MS research. He served as Vice President of the American Academy of Neurology and two terms as Chairman of the American College of Physicians. Widely published, he is the author of Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease, which was awarded the ForeWord Silver Medal as the best book on history in 2005.

Carol S. Saunders, BA, BSN, MSCN, has been a nurse specializing in MS issues for 27 years. She was the Director of Patient Care at the Neurology Center of Fairfax, Virginia, for twenty-three years and a member of the Consortium of MS Centers since 1989. She was a founding member of the International Organization of MS Nurses. In 2008, she was honored as a Volunteer of the Year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is the author of What Nurses Know Multiple Sclerosis. Carol lives in San Diego and is active in the NMSS chapter there.

Nancy J. Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, has worked on over sixty MS-related articles, chapters, and books including Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Third Edition. She was the vice president of the Professional Resource Center and Clinical Programs Department at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
What is Multiple Sclerosis and How is it Diagnosed?
What is the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis?
What Treatment is Available?
Unconventional Therapies
Practical Guidelines for Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Coping with Multiple Sclerosis
Employment Issues
Financial and Life Planning
Research in Multiple Sclerosis: The Search for Answers
Searching for Treatments: The "Ins and Outs" of Clinical Trials
How Your Multiple Sclerosis Society Can Help
Glossary
Additional Readings
Resources
Index

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