Multiple Sclerosis: What It Is, Who Gets It, and What You Can Do about It

Louis J. Rosner, Author, Shelley Ross, Author, Shelley Ross, Photographer Prentice Hall $19.95 (246p) ISBN 978-0-13-604695-0
""MS is one of the most misunderstood diseases,'' maintains Rosner, associate clinical professor of neurology at UCLA, and Ross, a freelance writer, in this clear, comprehensible guide intended for those afflicted with the disorder of the central nervous system, as well as for their family and friends. In addition to dispensing practical advice (clarifying signs and symptoms and the complex diagnostic process), they debunk misconceptions, asserting that ``75 percent of people with MS will never need a wheelchair, and 40 percent will experience no interference with activity''; and ``each and every symptom can remit completely.'' Emotional coping on the part of patients and their loved ones is likewise addressed. Case histories, a thorough explanation of various treatments, including diets and nutritional supplements, an evaluation of recent medical diagnostic findings (including magnetic resonance imaging, a scanning device) and a discussion of breakthroughs in cures will enlighten and encourage. (October 1)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1988
Release date: 01/01/1988
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 244 pages - 978-0-671-77809-5
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