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The following resources are available to help you learn more about dysautonomia:

The NDRF Patient Handbook
Authors: Dr. David S. Goldstein, MD, PhD and Linda J. Smith

The Fainting Phenomenon
Understanding Why People Faint And What Can Be Done About It

Authors: Dr. Blair P. Grubb, MD and Mary Carole McMann, MPH

NDRF Conference Video Set: Orthostatic Intolerance and Syncope Symposium Three Video Tape Set
Speakers: Dr's. David Robertson, David Goldstein, Phillip Low, Blair Grubb, Rogelio Mosqueda-Garcia, David Streeten, Julian Stewart and Christopher Mathias.

This handbook was written from a patients perspective, and provides information on the autonomic nervous system, dysautonomias and important issues that many patients face in living with dysautonomia.

The handbook is divided into two sections: Dysautonomias, and Living with Dysautonomias.  There is also a detailed Glossary of Terms to help explain the medical terminology.

Chapters Include:

  • The "Automatic" Nervous System

  • Dysautonomias

  • Tests for Dysautonomias

  • Treatments for Dysautonomias

  • Living with Dysautonomias

  • Caregiving

  • Support Groups

  • Social Security and Disability

  • Children  and Dysautonomia

Published with the generous support of the Medtronic Foundation, the book is available in a  PDF format online, or a hardcover book can be purchased by following the order link below:

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Dr. Grubb and Mary Carole McMann have authored a layperson's guide to fainting and the disorders that cause this symptom.

The guide is an excellent reference for anyone who wishes to learn more about fainting problems, as well as Orthostatic Intolerance, Hypotension, and Chronic Fatigue.  The guide also contains an extensive glossary of terms.

Chapters Include:

  • The Normal Nervous System

  • The Normal Cardiovascular System

  • Orthostatic Intolerance and Orthostatic (Postural) Hypotension

  • Neurogenic Syncope

  • Fainting in Children and Adolescents and Older People

  • Diagnosing Fainting

  • Treating Fainting

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A three video tape set of the NDRF Conference on OI and Syncope, held in July of 2000.  The sessions were presented to an audience of patients and family members impacted with Dysautonomia.

Discussion Topics Include:

  • The Autonomic Nervous System

  • Orthostatic Intolerance 

  • Fainting / Syncope 

  • Autonomic Conditions in Children and Adolescents

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Other Autonomic Disorders

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Specific Disease Information Pages

Follow the links below to find medical research abstracts as well as links to Internet sites that have abstracts available on dysautonomia:

Condition Page Research Abstracts
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome POTS Research Abstracts
Neurally Mediated Syncope Syncope Research Abstracts
Multiple Systems Atrophy MSA Research Abstracts