A Family's Guide to Tourette Syndrome

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iUniverse, Mar 8, 2012 - Medical - 292 pages
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Providing authoritative and up-to-date medical and scientific information about Tourette syndrome, A Family’s Guide to Tourette Syndrome speaks to patients, families, care providers, academic institutions, and medical centers in easy-to-understand language about this neurodevelopmental disorder that affects children, adolescents, and adults worldwide. Each chapter is authored by leading neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, scientists, and others with expertise and research interests in Tourette syndrome.

Praise for A Family’s Guide to Tourette Syndrome

“I am delighted to see the breadth and wealth of valuable clinical and scientific findings that have been gathered together in this comprehensive resource for families. The information provided in this book is testimony to the talent, abiding intellectual curiosity, and dedication to compassionate care and sheer persistence of each of the professionals who have contributed chapters. Their common goal was clear and selfless—to uncover sound medical and scientific data that could provide much needed answers to the baffling complexities of Tourette syndrome. A mere two decades ago, it was clear to all in the field that the prospect of obtaining sufficient funding to explore more deeply the intriguing preliminary findings uncovered about the disorder was all but non-existent. Simply put—other research funding priorities prevailed at the time. And so we can appreciate that the decision by each of them to dedicate their professional efforts to the study of Tourette syndrome is especially laudable. And for this we all owe the contributing authors a profound debt of gratitude.”

—Sue Levi-Pearl, Emeritus TSA Vice President
Medical and Scientific Programs

 

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Contents

The Diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome
8
Psychiatric Conditions Associated with
24
Problems with Anger Aggression
48
How Common is Tourette Syndrome in Children?
67
The Causes of TS and Changes that
73
Inheritance Genes and
82
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders
97
Drug Treatments for Tourette Syndrome
110
Tourette Syndrome Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
125
Behavior Therapy
135
Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome
145
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
155
The Psychosocial Aspects of Tourette Syndrome
171
Living with Tourette Syndrome
193
History and Research into Tourette Syndrome
222
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