by William J. Weiner, Lisa M. Shulman, and Anthony E. Lang
These authorities on movement and neurological disorders address the complexities of Parkinson's disease, whose causes remain elusive. The authors present a comprehensive overview of the onset of this extremely difficult-to-diagnose brain degeneration. Much consideration is given to distinguishing between Parkinson's and other disorders that produce similar symptoms. The authors also include descriptions of the characteristic stages of the disease, explanations of treatment options, and advice regarding insurance, employment, and health care choices. All the information is geared to help patients maintain a good quality of life. The authors round out their text with a question-answer section that allays common ambiguities and concerns about the disease.
Johns Hopkins, 2001, 256 p., b&w; photos/illus., paperback
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