Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families

Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421410760
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Edition description: third edition
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 127,768
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William J. Weiner, M.D., was director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease Center and professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., is a professor of neurology, holds the Eugenia Brin Professorship, and is the Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson's Disease at the University of Maryland. Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P., is a professor of neurology and holds the Jack Clark Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Center and the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease at Toronto Western Hospital.

Read an Excerpt

"We have written a book that explores Parkinson’s disease in straightforward and honest terms. We have explained what goes wrong in the brain that leads to the disorder, and we have also explained how a physician goes about making the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. We have discussed the subtleties involved in diagnosis, so people with Parkinson’s disease and their families understand the challenges that sometimes arise in arriving at a correct diagnosis."—From the Preface

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. What Is Parkinson's Disease?
2. Who Gets Parkinson's Disease?
Part II: Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
3. Early Symptoms
4. Moderate Parkinson's Disease
5. Advanced Parkinson's Disease
6. Behavioral Changes and Psychiatric Symptoms
7. Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease
Part III: Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease
8. How a Diagnosis Is Made
9. Types of Parkinsonism
10. Diagnosing Other Neurologic Problems
Part IV: Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
11. How the Brain Works and How TreatmentWorks
12. Choosing the Correct Medications
13. Drug Therapies
14. Exercise and Rehabilitation Therapy
15. Diet and Complementary/AlternativeTherapies
16. Surgical Treatments
Part V: Other Issues
17. Illness, Hospitalization, and Parkinson's Disease
18. Parkinson's Disease Research
19. Questions and Answers

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Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
TexasStarVA More than 1 year ago
Very, very well-written guide to Parkinson's Disease. Easy to understand, yet detailed guide containing revealing yet reassuring information not easy to find in other books. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some technokable, but easy to understand
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