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Cushing’s Disease: An Often Misdiagnosed and Not So Rare Disorder, edited by Dr. Edward Laws, MD and Louise Pace, President of the CSRF, Elsevier/Academic Press, 2016, ISBN9780128043400. This book reviews the epidemiology of Cushing’s, including statistics on the incidence and prevalence of this disease. There are discussions of the signs and symptoms and the most common co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, amenorrhea, and infertility. Surgical, medical, and radiotherapeutic treatments, including indications, results, risks, and complications, are reviewed. Also featured is a chapter on the patient’s perspective, coping with Cushing’s, quality of life, and psychosomatic issues. Cushing’s Disease is essential reading for the wide range of physicians who treat patients with Cushing’s disease symptoms, as well patients wanting more information on Cushing’s. The print version is currently available from Amazon and Elsevier. The electronic version is currently available from multiple retailers. Price is approximately $60.00. Read more from CSRF Founder and President, Louise Pace.

Cushing’s Syndrome
, Edited by Lewis S. Blevins, Jr. MD of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, ISBN 1-4020-7131-0. Approximate price: $165.00. This book on Cushing’s is meant for the physician audience. The terminology is very medical, but may be understandable by medically inclined patients.

Coping with Prednisone (And Other Cortisone-Related Medicines): It May Work Miracles, but How Do You Handle the Side Effects, by Eugenia Zukerman, Julie R. Ingelfinger, MD, St. Martin’s Griffin, ISBN-10-0312-19570-2. Available through multiple retailers. Approximate price: $11.00. This book is written specifically for patients who must take steroid medications to control other medical conditions, however Cushing’s patients have also found it useful. The book deals with weight, depression and other side effects of steroid medications.