September/October 2009 - Volume 5 - Issue 5
pp: 4-40

From the Editor


Letter


the Waiting Room


Living Well


Penny Wise


Resource Central


Speak Up



Fibromyalgia: Is Fibromyalgia Real?

SHAW, GINA

Neurology Now . 5(5):29-32, September/October 2009.

Fibromyalgia used to be a “wastebasket” diagnosis for patients with unexplained pain and fatigue. Today, more and more neurologists are acknowledging that fibromyalgia is a real disorder, and one that should be treated by neurologists who care for chronic pain—not only the rheumatologists who originally identified the condition some 100 years ago.

Samari Rolle


Rolle With It

FARLEY, TODD

Neurology Now . 5(5):16-18,22, September/October 2009.

“Epilepsy is nothing to hide or be embarrassed about,” says Baltimore Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle. By speaking openly about his seizures, Rolle has helped show the National Football League—and the world—that epilepsy is a manageable disease, not something to be shrouded in mystery.

Autism


Early Intervention in Autism

GORDON, DEBRA

Neurology Now . 5(5):23-26, September/October 2009.

Children with autism spectrum disorders can benefit from treatment at any age, but researchers are finding that early diagnosis and intervention may create the most dramatic improvements. Here, we explore some of the major forms of treatment and how they have improved the lives of three children.

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