NDRF Handbook for Patients with Dysautonomias

NDRF is pleased to make available the NDRF Handbook for Patients with Dysautonomias, written by Dr. David S. Goldstein, MD, PhD and Linda J. Smith.  This in-depth guidebook for patients has been made possible with the support of the Medtronic Foundation.

The book can be read and printed on line by following the hyperlinks listed below.  You will need the free Adobe Reader program to open the files. You can download this free program by following the link below:


A hardcover book is also available for purchase by contacting NDRF or by using our online order form.  You can find information on this and other resources by following the hyperlink to our Reference page:



Navigation within the book:  You can open the Table of Contents page where you will find a set of bookmarks for the chapters of the book.  By clicking on the bookmark, the specific chapter will open for reading or printing.  You will need to use the "back" button on your browser to return to the table of contents page.

Searching within the book: The book is indexed, and, if supported by your version of Abode, you can use the "Search" button in the Adobe program to find all references to a topic.  Keep in mind that the Search command is not the same as the "Find" function, which only works on the file you have open at that time. 


The NDRF Handbook for Patients with Dysautonomias


Table of Contents



Section A - Dysautonomias

The "Automatic" Nervous System


Tests for Dysautonomias

Treatments for Dysautonomias

Section B - Living with Dysautonomias

Living with Dysautonomias


Support Groups

Social Security and Disability

Children and Dysautonomia