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McFarland Health Topics Series

In 2010, Elaine Moore accepted the position of series editor for the new McFarland Health Topics at McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers. In this role, Elaine recruits new authors and helps with their manuscript preparation. Elaine is interested in hearing from fledgling authors who are interested in writing books on health related topics. If you feel you have the skills, passion, and dedication to write a book on a health topic, please contact Elaine Moore. As Series Editor for McFarland Health Topics, Elaine Moore has overseen the following books:

CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

by Marie A. Rhodes

Changes are occurring in the multiple sclerosis community. The disease, which has always been considered autoimmune, may be related to vascular problems, in which circulation in the cerebrospinal system is impaired, thereby preventing the proper drainage of venous blood from the brain. This timely book includes a history of MS, an explanation of autoimmunity, and examines the recent research relating to this new theory of MS and how the venous model compares to the standard model of the disease. It also offers practical suggestions for people with MS who wish to seek evaluation and possible treatment under the new model, as well as a chapter detailing experiences of some people who have recently received treatment.

Living with Insomnia:
A Guide to Causes, Effects and Management, with Personal Accounts

by Phyllis L. Brodsky

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects people worldwide. This text provides those with sleep problems or chronic insomnia an overview of research on the causes of sleep loss and the physical effects of insomnia, as well as possible treatments. Disorders are summarized and illustrated with real-life stories about sleep experiences and remedies. This is a concise guide to help readers improve their sleep habits and lives.

Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
A Guide for Families, 2d ed.

by Cheryl A. Roberts

This book is a user friendly discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it affects individuals and families. PTSD has become better known and more frequently diagnosed, and affects more than just military families. Causes, diagnosis and treatments, including counseling, medication, and alternative therapy, are discussed. The challenges faced by PTSD individuals and their families are addressed and recommendations are included. New to this edition is information regarding Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and the new policies and treatments in use as well as information about women war veterans, who are a newer demographic for combat PTSD.


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