MSology Library

MSology Library

The MSology Library enables you to access key articles about MS. Click on the links below to view or download full-text pdfs. Full text is provided courtesy of the host medical journal.  Watch for new developments over the coming weeks as we add more references to the library. If you’d like to be kept informed about new additions to the library (and new articles posted on MSology), subscribe for our email updates.

MSology Library

Treating Your MS: A User’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis Medications

Treating Your MS provides an up-to-date explanation of the medications used to treat multiple sclerosis. Part 1 explains how environmental and genetic factors contribute to immune dysfunction and includes a chapter on the effects of pregnancy on MS. Part 2 provides separate chapters on all of the current MS therapies: interferons, Copaxone, Tysabri, Gilenya, Tecfidera, Aubagio and Lemtrada. The history and development of each drug is explained, and the author reviews the data from clinical trials to provide a detailed analysis of the effects and side effects of the medications. The final chapter provides a framework for individuals to make an informed decision for selecting the the best therapy for their MS.

About the author
Steven Manners is the writer/editor of MSology (www.msology.ca), a weekly news service for people affected by MS, and NeuroSens, a biweekly news service on neurology and psychiatry. For ten years he served as writer/editor of the largest-circulation magazine in Canada for people with MS. Manners is the author of six books, including Super Pills, a cultural history of prescription drugs.

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 alt=Managing MS

A practical, easy-to-read handbook about understanding and managing MS. Informative and inspiring, guidance and tips are offered on a wide array of topics such as symptoms, people management, and other issues like long-term disability in a “what you should know, what you can do about it” format. It was written for persons with all types and stages of multiple sclerosis, their families, persons in the health field, and others who are interested in learning about MS and managing it effectively.

About the author
Debbie Petrina, a 35-year MS survivor, counsels, writes, educates, researches, and advocates awareness/understanding of MS through her website www.DebbieMS.com and other social media. This website includes self-help/educational videos, links to her MS Blog, articles, resources, and other activities she engages in to help persons dealing with MS. Debbie is a trained MS Counselor/Consultant and has been involved with the MS community for 30 years. She is the author of Managing MS: Straight Talk From a 31-Year Survivor, for persons with MS and those they interact with in their lives. With much information and inspiration, her book is a simplified, practical, all-in-one self-help guide for managing and understanding MS.

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