When actor Michael J. Fox revealed to television audiences that he suffers from Parkinson's disease, he put a celebrity face on a debilitating disease that causes uncontrollable muscle tremors and rigidity of movement and often affects people later in life. ""Parkinson's Disease"" reviews the history, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this chronic, progressive neurological disease. Discussing research into the possible genetic cause of Parkinson's, this title also covers the exciting new treatments (or possible cure) that scientists are currently developing and testing.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 180.34 x 238.76 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
- 15 Jan 2009
- Chelsea House Publishers
- Broomall, United States
- full-colour photographs & illustrations, sidebars, further reading, web sites, references, glossary, index