Multiple sclerosis (MS) - a disease of the central nervous system - is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults today. In her authoritative and inspiring book, Cynthia Benz demystifies the illness, explains its symptoms and patterns and offers a wealth of practical advice on coping with MS on a day-to-day basis.
Including information on:
- How to cope with stress and remain optimistic
- Available therapies - from traditional drugs and physiotherapy to alternative treatments including acupuncture, homeopathy and massage
- What help is on offer and where it can be found
Revised and updated for the 21st century this is the essential handbook for people with MS, parents and carers alike.
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About the Author
Cynthia Benz developed MS over 20 years ago and has since experienced its many ups and downs. She has worked as a lecturer and counsellor in adult education, and has spoken on MS in England and abroad.
Professor Richard Reynolds has a PhD in Pharmacology from King's College London and is now Professor of Cellular Neurobiology and Head of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience at Imperial College, London. He is the Scientific Director of the UK Multiple Sclerosis Tissue Bank and has been carrying out MS-related research for the last 20 years, both in Switzerland and in the UK.