Coping With Peripheral Neuropathy

How to handle stress, disability, anxiety, fatigue, depression, pain, and relationships

by Scott I. Berman MD CIDP



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9780595449675
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9780595892860

About the Book

Peripheral neuropathies are a large group of chronic illnesses that cause changes in your life far beyond simply damaging nerves. Sufferers often confront pain, weakness, depression, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia. In addition there are long term changes in roles and relationships.

Dr. Berman tackles these psychological and social issues in Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy from the viewpoint both of an experienced psychiatrist and of a fellow-sufferer with neuropathy. He details strategies to deal with changing roles at work and at home. He explores relationships and sexuality.

Dr. Berman lays the groundwork for learning to cope and improve your quality of life in the face of these chronic diseases. He draws on experience treating chronically physically ill patients including neuropathy patients, as well as his own experience of having a neuropathy for ten years. Many good references are included to expand your knowledge and provide additional help.

About the Author

Scott I. Berman MD is a psychiatrist with extensive experience working with chronically physically ill patients. In addition, he personally suffers from a neuropathy (CIDP). He lives in Bethlehem PA with his wife and three children.