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|Book Review: MS and Your Feelings - Handling the Ups and Downs of Multiple Sclerosis|
MS and Your Feelings: Handling the Ups and Downs of Multiple Sclerosis
Allison Shadday, LCSW; Foreword by Stanley Cohan, MD
Published: November 2006
Regular Price: $14.95
Where to buy: HunterHouse Publishers
Full of immediate, useful solutions, MS AND YOUR FEELINGS is an invaluable guide for patients, their loved ones and health care professionals. It is the first book to cover a vital, unexplored side of MS: how to relieve the psychological trauma — the depression, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, cognitive impairments, communication problems, low self-esteem, and stress — associated with this incurable disease. Psychotherapist Allison Shadday, who was herself diagnosed with MS in 1995, offers readers effective strategies for coping, shares personal success stories of MS patients, and offers insightful professional advice derived from years of counseling literally hundreds of chronically ill patients.
Shadday's book offers hope, inspiration and validation. In addition, it teaches readers:
In addition, noted neurologist and expert Dr. Stanley Cohan, Director of the Pacific Northwest Multiple Sclerosis Center, writes about the importance of treating the emotional symptoms of MS and discusses the promising future of MS drug research.
About the Authors:
Allison Shadday, LCSW, is a medical clinical social worker with 14 years of experience counseling chronically ill patients and their families. She has presented at both regional and national MS conferences. She is a patient advocate for Biogen pharmaceutical company, and in this role gives presentations to neurologists, patients and family members on the emotional impact of chronic disease. She was diagnosed with MS in 1995. She lives in Friday Harbor, Washington.
Stanley Cohan, MD, noted neurologist and MS expert, Director of the Pacific Northwest Multiple Sclerosis Center in Portland Oregon, is the author of the Foreword and in the last chapter discusses the promising future of MS drug research. He lives in Portland, Oregon.