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NDRF Books and Videotapes

The following reference materials can be ordered directly from NDRF.  Follow the hyperlink to place your order.


The NDRF Patient Handbook
For Patients with Dysautonomias

Authors: Dr. David S. Goldstein, MD, PhD and Linda J. Smith

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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NDRF Handbook - PDF Version


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

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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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.

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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Medical Texts


In association with, the following books are available that can be purchased online.  Keep in mind that these books are medical textbooks, and written with this audience in mind.

Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System
Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System
by David Robertson (Editor), Phillip A. Low (Editor), Ronald J. Polinsky (Editor)
Paperback - 343 pages (June 1996)
Academic Pr; ISBN: 0125897618

Autonomic Failure : A Textbook of...
Autonomic Failure: A Textbook of Clinical Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System (Oxford Medical Publications)
by C. J. Mathias (Editor), Roger Bannister (Editor)
Hardcover - 576 pages 4th edition (March 1999)
Oxford Univ Press; ISBN: 0192628518

Handbook of Autonomic Nervous System...
Handbook of Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
by Amos D. Korczyn (Editor)
Marcel Dekker; ISBN: 0824792467

Clinical Autonomic Disorders :...
Clinical Autonomic Disorders : Evaluation and Management
by Phillip A. Low (Editor)
Hardcover 2nd edition (August 1997)
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers; ISBN: 0316532819

Syncope: Mechanisms and Management
Syncope: Mechanisms and Management
by Blair P. Grubb (Editor), Brian Olshansky (Editor)
Hardcover - 416 pages 1st edition (January 15, 1998)
Futura Pub Co; ISBN: 0879936835

Autonomic Nerves (Book with CD-ROM)
Autonomic Nerves (Book with CD-ROM)
by Linda Wilson Pauwels, Patricia A. Stewart (Contributor), Elizabeth J. Akesson, (Contributor)

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Books from Publishers

Adrenaline and the Inner World: An Introduction to Scientific Integrative Medicine
by David Goldstein
Hardcover or Paperback - 328 pages 

Johns Hopkins University Press ISBN No. 0-8018-8289-3 for the paperback and 0-80188288-5 for the hardcover.

This text can be ordered directly from Johns Hopkins at

NDRF is a non-profit foundation that is dedicated to providing education, support and referral for all those who are impacted with Dysautonomia.  

NDRF maintains an extensive library of educational material on disorders of the autonomic nervous system.
If you are not financially able to purchase educational materials from NDRF, and are interested in viewing the conference tape, or other educational material, please contact NDRF via email with your complete name, address, phone number and email address and we will contact you, or you may call NDRF at:
(651) 267-0525




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