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Tics and Tourette Syndrome: Key Clinical Perspectives

ISBN: 978-1-909962-41-5
304 pages
April 2015
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Unlike much of the literature on Tourette syndrome disorders, this book moves away from focusing on the tics and acknowledges that sometimes it is the disorder, such as ADHD, DCD, and OCD, that is the most pressing problem. Roger Freeman, considered a world expert in developmental neurology, shares his vast experience on tic disorders in an informal but highly informative style. He discusses recent advances in the identification and management of tic disorders that many clinicians may be unfamiliar with. Multiple illustrative case histories address many of the mistaken assumptions about tics that are made in everyday clinical practice. Extensive reference lists provide a rich resource for the both the clinician and the researcher. Paediatricians working in neurodisability and child development, child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologist, neurologists and other health professionals who manage patients with tic disorders will find this book an excellent resource.

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Table of Contents

Contents

AUTHOR’S APPOINTMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATION

FOREWORD

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

1 INTRODUCTION

2 DIAGNOSIS AND DEFINITIONS

3 PRESENTATION TO CLINICIANS

4 PREVALENCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

5 ETIOLOGY

6 CLINICAL COURSE AND PROGNOSIS

7 PHENOMENOLOGY AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES

8 THE LIVED EXPERIENCE

9 FUNCTIONAL (‘CONVERSION DISORDER’ OR ‘PSYCHOGENIC’) TICS

10 COMORBID DISORDERS AND SYMPTOMATOLOGY

11 STEREOTYPIC MOVEMENT DISORDER

12 SYMPTOMS AND PATTERNS

13 TICS IN OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS

14 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

15 INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT

16 WORKING WITH SCHOOLS

17 WORKING WITH FAMILIES

18 PEER RELATIONSHIPS AND TEASING/BULLYING

19 CONTROVERSIES

20 REFRACTORY CASES

21 SERVICE PROVISION: A FEW CONSIDERATIONS

22 SUPPORT GROUPS

23 TIC DISORDERS AND THE LAW

24 TOURETTE SYNDROME, EMPLOYMENT AND INSURANCE

25 AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

26 SOME PROBLEMS TICS CAN CAUSE FOR OTHERS

27 CODA

REFERENCES

APPENDIX 1. Then and Now

APPENDIX 2. How Accurate is Information on the Internet?

APPENDIX 3. Stereotypic Movement Disorder — a Primer for Teachers

APPENDIX 4. Comments on the American Practice Parameters on Tic Disorders

APPENDIX 5. Stereotypy Severity Scale

APPENDIX 6. Web Resources

APPENDIX 7. Publications of the TIC Consortium

INDEX

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Author Information

Dr Roger Freeman FRCP(C) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and Senior Neuropsychiatrist at the Neuropsychiatry Clinic, BC Children's Hospital Vancouver, Canada. He is co-founder of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital and co-founder and manager of the Tourette Syndrome International Database Consortium, a world-wide clinical dataset on Tourette syndrome. Dr Freeman is the author of numerous papers on Tourette syndrome and is a frequent presenter at Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) conferences. He has been honoured as a Clinician of the year (2006) by the TSFC and was given a distinguished service award by the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
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