Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

A Guide for Practitioners

Book - 2007
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Grounded in a comprehensive model of Tourette syndrome (TS) and related disorders, this state-of-the-art volume provides a multidisciplinary framework for assessment and treatment. Leading authorities present the latest knowledge on the neurobehavioral underpinnings of TS, its clinical presentation, and how to distinguish it from frequently encountered co-occurring disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Strategies for managing symptoms and providing effective support to children and families are thoroughly detailed, with an emphasis on integrating medication and psychosocial therapies. Several chapters also address clinical work with adults with TS. User friendly and practical, the book includes three reproducible assessment tools.


Grounded in a comprehensive model of Tourette syndrome (TS) and related disorders, this state-of-the-art volume provides a multidisciplinary framework for assessment and treatment. Leading authorities present the latest knowledge on the neurobehavioral underpinnings of TS, its clinical presentation, and how to distinguish it from frequently encountered co-occurring disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Strategies for managing symptoms and providing effective support to children and families are thoroughly detailed, with an emphasis on integrating medication and psychosocial therapies. Several chapters also address clinical work with adults with TS. User friendly and practical, the book includes three reproducible assessment tools.



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This collection of 13 articles gives clinicians a basic background in diagnosing, assessing and treating Tourette's Syndrome and tic disorders and begins with an introduction to their clinical management, then describes the characteristics of Tourette's and its genetic and neurobiological as well as its neurocognitive factors, the assessment of tic disorders and assessment of co-occurring psychiatric conditions. Clinical management articles describe co-occurring conditions of Tourette's, psychosocial management of tics and the intentional repetitive behaviors associated with Tourette's, psychosocial management of comorbid internalizing disorders in Tourette's, and the phenomenology, assessment and treatment of disruptive behavior. The collection concludes with articles of the management of familial issues and difficulties in learning and school, social situations and occupation. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2007
ISBN: 9781593854805
1593854803
Characteristics: xvi, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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