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Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed [Paperback]

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Written specifically for those newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, as well as family and friends, this essential reference companion serves as a learning guide to the disease. The book discusses the nature of multiple sclerosis, its impact on daily life, guidelines for dealing with all aspects of the disease, and new advances in clinical management that make it possible for MS patients to live full and productive lives. Rounding out this invaluable resource are a glossary, list of additional resources, and suggestions for further reading.

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Pages   241
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 19, 2007
Publisher   Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN  1932603271  
ISBN13  9781932603279  

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More About Nancy J. Holland

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nancy Holland is vice president of the Professional Resource Center and Clinical Programs Department at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and a doctorate in higher and adult education. Dr. Holland is author/editor of more than 60 MS-related articles, books and chapters. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN)

Nancy J. Holland currently resides in the state of Minnesota.

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great introduction!  Jun 9, 2006
this book is an excellent introduction to the topic of m.s. it provides a nice summary of ms, diagnosis, cause, treatment, coping, employment issues, treatment / research. the glossary at the end is nice to look up basic questions. the suggested readings and resources at the end of the book are also very helpful. my neuorologist gave this to me to read at the time of diagnosis (after i had already read two dozen books on the topic). my wife found this book helpful. i think that this is an excellent book to purchase, used, if you can find it. there are some books available that provide much broader and deeper coverage, but this fills a niche and is well written. recommended as a good introduction.
Quick, informative read for those who need to know...  Jul 27, 2003
I am still undergoing the trauma of being diagnosed. I am in the situation I am sure many of those with MS all go through, some doctors positive I have MS, some not so sure, going through all the testing for it and have some come back positive and some come back negative (for now at least). It's a very frustrating position to be in, not just for the person directly involved, but for the family to be in.

As I spent 4 years in med school for Neuroscience, you would think I would know everything, but not so. The area is so large now, that they just barely touch on MS, and then more on the advanced stages and dementia possibilities in it (don't jump to conclusions...I am not positive MS causes dementia, just they speculate with no absolute proof). So when this possibility hit me within the last year of agonizing pins-and-needles sensations first in feet and then going up to my hands, I was desperate for information.

This is a pretty good book. The authors know what they are talking about. They don't talk 'down' to the readers, they try to meet their needs for specific information on specific problems, give answers or places to go for answers. One thing I needed was to be able to show my husband some of this information that coincided with what I was telling him. MS is not a very visible disease at it's onset unless it is acute. It's hard to show your family you are in pain when there is nothing to see. Now when I start falling in front of them for no reason...then they start paying attention.

Sometimes people have to go to books and Internet to get answers because their blasted physicians aren't forthcoming and too often they are so busy shuttling patients in and out that door in order to make money, they forget the patient as an individual. One thing to stress, this book doesn't have all the answers, and everyone who undergoes MS has different symptomologies so they cannot possibly cover everything. But this book is a good place to start.

Karen Sadler,
Science Education,
University of Pittsburgh

Not worth it. Too little info  Apr 21, 2003
I bought this book after reading the awesome reviews here. But it has disappointed me. Did not find anything new. Info is all too basic and you can find this by visiting couple of good web sites like WebMD.

I recommend "Multiple Sclerosis - The questions you have and the Answeres you need" instead of this. It has very exhaustive info of all different areas that a person interested in MS should know about.

Up-to-date and in-depth  Jul 11, 2002
With my wife's recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), I found myself scrambling around, looking for resources. This book is an excellent resource, one that is well worth consulting first! This second edition was published in 2002, and written by three prominent physicians specializing in MS, which means that it is up-to-date and in-depth.

There are nine chapters in this book. Chapter one explains what MS is and how it is diagnosed. Chapter two looks at the potential causes of MS. Chapter three is an excellent look at the treatments currently available. Chapter four contains practical advice on living with MS, while chapter five gives advice on coping with the disease, and chapter six discuses employment issues. Chapter seven is a hope-bringing chapter on current research into MS, while chapter eight discuses clinical trials. And finally, chapter nine is a short discussion on what your Multiple Sclerosis Society can do for you.

As a person caught up in the life of a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer, I must say that I found this book to be an excellent resource. I highly recommend this to those newly diagnosed, and to their loved ones.

Chapters spotlight new advances in clinical management  Mar 21, 2002
Now available in a newly revised and updated second edition, Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide For The Newly Diagnosed is a book collaboratively written by National Multiple Sclerosis Society vice presidents Dr. Nancy J. Holland (Clinical Programs), Dr. Stephen C. Reingold (Research Programs), and Dr. T. Jock Murray (head of the MS Clinic, Dalhousie University, Halifax) and specifically designed for those who have just learned that they have MS, -- as well as their family and friends. Chapters spotlight new advances in clinical management that help people with MS lead better and more productive lives than ever before. Chapters also give a plain overview in layman's language of the cause of multiple sclerosis, coping with the disease's effects, employment issues and much more. Multiple Sclerosis is a most thoughtful presented, usefully formatted, and informatively recommended guide for the non-specialist general reader.

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