Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Book for teens with CRPS / RSD

There is a new book written by teens and for teens with CRPS / RSDS, more commonly known as complex regional pain syndrome. We wanted to pass along their information so you could check it out and let us know what you thought of it!

It is co-written by Doctor Gillian.R. Lauder and Roslyn Massey, and it was illustrated by Shona Massey. Both Roslyn and Shona Massey are high school students. Doctor Lauder is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist with over 20 years of clinical experience.

You can read more about the book as well as order it by going to their website here!

According to their website;

"The principal aim of this book is to provide well-presented clear information for teenagers who develop CRPS. It is hoped that it will be used as a tool to aid the early recognition of CRPS and implement the necessary team approach to management. Medical terms have been explained in a way that can be easily understood. In an effort to make it even more useful, the authors asked a focus group of teenagers– which included those who have been treated for CRPS – to provide their feedback.

In Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Explained, teenagers can follow cartoons of Harold the alpha lion, who develops CRPS, and relays his journey from diagnosis to team management and recovery. With a clearer understanding of CRPS, teenagers will be able to take part in the decisions that affect their health and body.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Explained is referenced throughout and provides a list of other relevant books. In addition, an extensive list of contacts is provided to promote access to pain management clinics worldwide. Hence, although this book is specifically designed to cater to the needs of a teenager with CRPS, it will also serve as an extremely useful educational tool for families and healthcare professionals.

Let us know what you think of it!

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