Prefacep. v
Foreword    Montel Williamsp. vii
Foreword    Gerard M. Lehrerp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Dedicationp. xv
Part 1The Basicsp. 1
Questions 1-15 provide fundamental information about multiple sclerosis (MS):
What is multiple sclerosis?
What is a lesion?
What is white matter?
Part 2Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosisp. 15
Questions 16-22 describe common symptoms of multiple sclerosis:
What are the symptoms of MS? Which symptoms are most common?
Why am I so fatigued?
How long do the symptoms of MS last?
Part 3Diagnosis, Identification, and Prognosis of Multiple Sclerosisp. 29
Questions 23-37 describe diagnosis, identification, and prognosis of different forms of MS:
How is a diagnosis of MS made?
What kinds of MS exist?
Do all people with MS become disabled?
Part 4Causes of Multiple Sclerosisp. 53
Questions 38-56 discuss factors that contribute to development of MS:
Do viruses cause MS?
What is the role of the immune system in MS?
Is MS hereditary?
Part 5Living with Multiple Sclerosisp. 77
Questions 57-67 discuss some of the changes MS causes in day-to-day life and how to cope with them:
Now that I have been diagnosed with MS, how do I learn to cope with this disease?
How does MS affect sexual function and fertility?
I'm having trouble coping with this diagnosis. Should I seek professional counseling?
Part 6Treatment of Multiple Sclerosisp. 99
Questions 68-100 address treatment options for multiple sclerosis:
What are the treatments for MS?
Do "folk remedies," such as snake venom and bee venom treatments, work for MS?
How are MS attacks treated? Why are there different drugs to treat attacks of MS?
Appendixp. 161
Glossaryp. 163
Indexp. 177