Guides to Download

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    How You Can Manage Faitgue

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    What is CIDP

    A guide for patients, relatives and friends.

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    What is GBS

    A handbook for caregivers.

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    After GBS

    Information for patients recovering from GBS

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    Peripheral Nerve Disorders

    An explanation for patients, relatives and friends.

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    Intensive Care

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    Guidelines For Medical Professionals

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    Information on the role physiotherapy can play in the recover of GBS

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    IVIg and treatment

    IVIG in the treatment of Acute and Chronic Neuropathies

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    Guide for Carers

    A Guide for Carers – A handbook for caregivers of those recovering from GBS

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    Varients - Chronic & Acute

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The group has available a number of booklets, detailed below, which are available free of charge to interested parties.

Further Information

The Group also has available CD guides, again free of charge, explaining GBS and CIDP. We are grateful for the assistance given by the UK GBS Support Group and the GBS/CIDP Foundation International for the use of their material and permission to distribute the literature in New Zealand. A number of books have been written by former GBS sufferers including

Guillain–Barré Syndrome: From Diagnosis to Recovery

Written by our own medical advisor Dr Gareth Parry and his colleague Joel Steinberg.

This can be purchased here:

A review of the book appears in the September 2007 Newsletter.

No Laughing Matter by Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel

Bed No. 10 by Sue Baier and Mary Zimmeth Schamaker

A First Step by Brian S Langton

Learning to Walk Again by Anne K Brandt

Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy by John A Senneff

The Darkness is not Dark by Regina R Roth

Up from the Abyss by Italo Giovanni

The “Official” Patients Sourcebook of Guillain Barré Syndrome by Ikon Health Publications

Most are of these are available from

GBS – An Overview for the Lay Person by J.S. Steinberg

Caring for a Child with GBS by P. Schard

Both available from GBS/CIDP Foundation International.

Perhaps the most useful book, and certainly the most recent, detailing the issues associated with GBS and CIDP is

Author: Dr Suzie Mudge, August 2023