When it gets on your nerves

Cover Buchtipp Reine Nervensache

Neurologist Armin Grew, chief physician of the Ludwigshafen Clinic, knows the problem from personal experience: patients have many questions, but doctors often lack time for extensive discussion. With his book, Graveau wants to give a lot of important information that would otherwise fall by the wayside.

It deals with diseases such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Gru explains to every victim from a hypothetical typical case, such as a student who suddenly sees everything twice and gets blurred. Diagnosis is multiple sclerosis. Like real clinic operations, Gru first deals with the patient’s symptoms. A 65-year-old man who has lost consciousness in the park is admitted to the clinic. It turns out that he has epilepsy. Neurologists explain what examinations are possible and useful in each case, what happens in the body when the condition occurs and what therapy looks like.

Big plus of the book: It is not written in common medical jargon. Greg repeatedly chooses the technical term as patients confront him. But he always explains them clearly. Even the healthy reader learns a lot about the nervous system and how it can get out. For example, did you know that pesticide handling is at a high risk of developing Parkinson’s?Klaus jacob

Armin Grau
Pure natural substance
CH Beck, 238S., € 18,95
ISBN 978–3406–75092–2

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