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Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have – The Answers You Need; Third Edition
Rosalind C. Kalb, Ph.D

Book Details:
Published: 2004
ISBN: 1-932603-05-0
Format: Softcover
Pages: 640
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Regular Price: US$39.95
Web Discount Price: US$33.96

Editorial Review:
...If you (have MS), love someone with MS, 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 Health Sciences Book Review

...inclusive and comprehensive... -- Library Journal

This book is trustworthy! It is factual! It is honest! It is a jumping-off point to learning more about MS and with that knowledge developing new better coping skills to deal with the ups and downs of the mysteries of MS. -- From the Second Edition Foreword by Randall T. Schapoiro, M.D., Fairview Multiple Sclerosis Center, Minneapolis

(There are now...) more choices for patients to make, and the critical tools that empower them to make appropriate choices are educations and information. The information compiled in this book, as in its predecessors, is an invaluable resource for persons with MS and is applicable for those at all stages of the disease. The questions are those that occur everyday, both in health care professional offices and in people's homes and offices. The answers have been meticulously researched, and provide practical solutions where available and facts on which to base choices when solutions are less clear-cut. -- From the Foreword by Barbara Giesser, M.D.

Here is the definitive guide for anyone concerned with multiple sclerosis – those who have the disease, those who share their lives with someone who has it, and health care professionals involved with its management. Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have – The Answers You Need covers a wide range of topics in a question and answer format that is readily accessible and easily understood. Its format mimics the collaborative relationship between MS patients and their health care professionals. Experiences clinicians provide answers to the questions that they have been asked repeatedly. The questions themselves offer a model and a vocabulary for those who are not certain what questions to ask or how to ask them. Plus, readers can quickly find information about specific topics and questions based on their individual needs.

Now in its third edition, Multiple Sclerosis offers new questions, additional information for old questions, and even some new answers. The contributors are leading authorities in all areas of MS management. The questions for each topic are assembled from a variety of sources. Including the computerized index of all questions telephoned into National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the questions most frequently presented to the contributors, and questions suggested by a task force of patients and family members.

Each chapter contains a list of references and recommended reading for those interested in pursuing more detailed information on a particular topic. The guide also contains a comprehensive glossary of all terms commonly used in MS management, as well as a list of relevant resources for individuals with MS and their families. The chapter on treatments describes all medications commonly used in the treatment of MS and the management of its symptoms.

And, to keep pace with the continual flow of new information and discoveries, readers will receive Annual updates as part of their purchase price for Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have – The Answers You Need.

About the Author:
Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D. is Director of the Professional Resource Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York, where she develops and provides educational and consultation services to clinicians who care for people with MS. In her private clinical practice, she specializes in the needs of individuals and families living with chronic illness and disability. She serves on the editorial board of several publications, including the International Journal of MS Care. Dr. Kalb is also the Editor of Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families.

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