Tourette Syndrome

Paperback | November 16, 2008

byMary Robertson, Andrea Cavanna

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Tourette's Syndrome (TS) is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder affecting up to 1% of the population. It is characterised by motor and vocal tics, and upsetting anti-social behaviour such as involuntary swearing and obscene gestures. This second edition of Tourette Syndrome: The Facts explains the causes of the syndrome, how it is diagnosed, and how to cope if you or a relative has been recently diagnosed. It provides information on the treatment and therapies that are available, and advice and on how individuals can managetheir symptoms. It clearly explains the different presentations that can affected individuals, covering a spectrum from very mild to more uncommon severe forms of TS, and also discusses disorders that can be mistaken for TS. This edition contains a new chapters focussing on 'Education, employment and empowerment', and famous and successful people who achieved their goals despite their diagnosis.Essential reading for Tourette's sufferers, their relatives and friends, Tourette's Syndrome: The Facts will also be of use to clinicians, GPs, schoolteachers, and anyone seeking an accessible introduction to the disorder.

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Tourette's Syndrome (TS) is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder affecting up to 1% of the population. It is characterised by motor and vocal tics, and upsetting anti-social behaviour such as involuntary swearing and obscene gestures. This second edition of Tourette Syndrome: The Facts explains the causes of the syndrome, how it is d...

Mary Robertson is Emeritus Professor in Neuropsychiatry, University College London, and Visiting Professor and Honorary Consultant, St George's Hospital and Medical School, London, UK. Andrea Cavanna is a Consultant in Behavioural Neurology, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Birmingham, and Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.38 inPublished:November 16, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019929819X

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing three cases2. What is Tourette syndrome?3. How common is Tourette syndrome?4. How is the diagnosis made?5. What other disorders can be mistaken for Tourette syndrome?6. Can people with Tourette syndrome also develop other conditions?7. Will I have Tourette syndrome forever?8. Coping with the news of a diagnosis of Tourette syndrome9. Is there more than one type of Tourette syndrome?10. What causes Tourette syndrome?11. Which therapies are most useful for Tourette syndrome?12. Education, employment and empowerment13. Famous or successful people who have had Tourette syndromeAppendicesIndex