View Dr. Farrell’s interview for her new book, “It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety, depression, mood swings and multiple sclerosis” (Demos Health, 2011). Why did she write it, where did the title originate and what’s the most amazing thing she heard from researchers? WATCH HER INTERVIEWS ON OUR “VIDEOS” PAGE.
Multiple sclerosis is an illness that affects the nervous system, but also has what is known as neuropsychiatric effects, meaning it can affect concentration, memory, bring on anxiety and depression and impair daily functioning. It’s an illness, too, that is not readily recognized and, therefore, not immediately treated. Early treatment can be very important in symptom relief and the links here can provide you with information and treatment options.
My recent association with persons with MS as I’ve researched my current book has given me a greater appreciation of the challenges these individuals face and the lack of information in the general community. Please take the time to review the links I’ve provided in order to inform yourself about this serious, often unseen disability.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
MS and Exercise
National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Teen Adventure Camp for MS Kids
The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis
MS Listserv (autoimmune disorders)
This is a listserv to which you may wish to subscribe. The list manager has indicated: “The auto-immune list is devoted to emerging research and issues in autoimmune diseases with an emphasis on multiple sclerosis. Subscribers to the list receive information via email that is in the public domain or written permission (email is acceptable) has been obtained from the owner of copyrighted information. The auto-immune list is not a chat group. The list owner is the only person who can post to the auto-immune list. There is no cost to the subscribers and the list owner’s effort is totally voluntary. When information is posted no comments or interpretations are provided."
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Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Veterans Affairs MS Center of Excellence
Multiple Sclerosis Resource Center
Online Community for MS
National Institute of Neurologic Disorders & Stroke (NINDS)
WebMD MS Information
MS Can Affect Children's IQ, Thinking Skills
The Montel Williams MS Foundation
Multiple Sclerosis (journal)
Medical Sclerosis News
What Is Multiple Sclerosis (YouTube video)
MS and Your Emotions (National MS Society webcast)
Univ. of CA MS Information
American Family Physician
Lab Tests on Line
Federal Government Source for Women's Health
Janice Dean (Fox Weather) and Her MS
Journal of the American Medical Association
Science News and MS
National Guidelines Clearing House
The Role of MRI in MS
Multiple Sclerosis Resources
Talking with Your MS Patients About Difficult Topics (booklet)
NEEDLE PHOBIA AND SELF-INJECTION
When health fears hurt health
Needle Phobia in Children (book)
Teaching Patients to Self-inject (journal article)
Learning to Self-inject (copyright patient manual) PDF
Self-injection Anxiety Counseling (copyright counselor's manual) PDF
MS Self-injection Anxiety
BOOKS related to Multiple Sclerosis:
One of the most helpful resources for books on MS is Demos Medical Publishing and I would urge you to visit their site to see what they have now and what they will publish in coming months.