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Multiple Sclerosis

by Pearl B. Werfel, Ron E. Franco Durán, Linda J. Trettin

Series: Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice - Volume 36

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Comprehensive, practical, concise, and up-to-date guidance on the most effective medical, psychological, and neuropsychological diagnostic methods and interventions with multiple sclerosis (MS)

This innovative book will help both mental health and medical professionals empower patients or clients to live well with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is a practical, evidence-based, culturally relevant guide to the most effective current medical, psychological, and neuropsychological diagnostic methods and interventions. The book describes a biopsychosocial, multidisciplinary, and integrative approach to treatment and provides information on psychological, mind-body, and complementary interventions for symptom management and to increase quality of life. Both seasoned practitioners and students will find this volume useful in helping clients cope with this complex, unpredictable, and chronic neurological disorder.

From the reviews

"A valuable resource for those providing psychotherapeutic treatment and case management services to patients grappling with MS. This volume is a quick read and provides important basic reference materials and foundational knowledge for busy clinicians [and] excellent psychotherapy coverage. It is informative about issues that patients with MS face as well as treatment approaches."
Paul J. Eslinger, PhD, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, in PsycCRITIQUES, (2016), Vol. 61, No. 45

"MS is a devastating and complex condition and any treatment must include both physical and psychological interventions. This guide provides a concise examination of the most pertinent medical, psychological, and neuropsychological modalities available today. Clearly, medical professionals involved in MS as well as psychiatrists and psychologists will benefit the most from the wealth of knowledge in this volume. 5 stars!"
Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM, Columbia College, MO, in Doody’s Reviews, 2016

Praise for the book:

“Multiple sclerosis and its sometimes subtle symptoms present unique challenges to mental health providers. This book provides an excellent guided tour into its symptoms and long-term course of multiple sclerosis, as well as medical background relating to diagnosis and treatment. It will help any mental health professional provide better care for those with MS.”
John Schafer, MD, FAAN, Director, Mercy MS Center, Sacramento, CA; Medical Director, MS Achievement Center, Citrus Heights, CA

“The authors have used their wealth of expertise to ground the reader in the medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social aspects of MS, while bringing the realities of this disease to life through case vignettes. I just wish such a resource had been available when I was a young psychologist starting to see MS patients.”
Rosalind Kalb, PhD, Vice President, Healthcare Information & Resources, Advocacy, Services and Research Department, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York, NY

“This book is the one-stop shop for information about multiple sclerosis. From the layout of the table of contents to the helpful tables to the margin notes with key points, the book is clear, concise, and comprehensive. This is the book for all those with MS, their families, and their treatment team members.”
Rhoda Olkin, PhD, Distinguished Professor, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA; Author of What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability

“Multiple Sclerosis provides good educational material on multiple sclerosis and MS management, with more depth in areas that are not provided in other MS resources, mainly the cognitive and emotional challenges of people living with MS. It is a resource that would be great to have on the bookshelf of all healthcare professionals working with people diagnosed with MS.”
Brian Hutchinson, PT, MSCS, Director, Dignity Health, MS Achievement Center, Citrus Heights, CA

“Multiple sclerosis can affect patients and their loved ones in many ways that are sometimes challenging to manage, especially neuropsychological and psychiatric issues. The recognition of these symptoms frequently associated with the disease is key as it allows broadening the scope of patient care, to encompass all aspects of life that may be affected. This book is an outstanding resource for healthcare providers who care for patients with MS and their families.”
Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Multiple Sclerosis Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA

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