For someone recently diagnosed with MS, or who lives with someone affected by MS, there are enormous new demands placed upon them, both physical and psychological. What has caused the illness? How will it affect their life? What can be done to alleviate the symptoms? Though much information on MS is available, there is a dearth of reliable advice that is based on proper medical research. For the sufferer, the conflicting and unreliable advice available can be a source of great confusion and frustration.
As a new edition of a highly acclaimed book on this illness, Multiple Sclerosis: the facts explains in a clear and accessible manner, the symptoms, diagnosis, possible causes of multiple sclerosis, and lifecourse. In recent years there has been much controversy over new treatments such as Interferon, and the possible benefits of some alternative treatments. The new edition has been brought fully up to date and discusses the latest treatment options, including the latest results from trials of Interferon. A book that will be invaluable for those suffering from MS and those caring for them.
About the Author:
Bryan Matthews is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Oxford University, and has written both popular and academic books on multiple sclerosis. Margaret Rice Oxley has many years experience dealing with sufferers from MS.