Tourette Syndrome

Hardcover | May 22, 2013

EditorDavide Martino, James F. Leckman

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Tourette syndrome (TS) is finally recognized as a common neurodevelopmental disorder, and has gained increasingly high social awareness and scientific interest worldwide. Knowledge of its clinical presentation, mechanisms of disease, and available treatment approaches has increased remarkablyover the last decade. Likewise, the way clinicians, teachers, social care workers and families face the problems manifested by patients with TS is rapidly evolving. Tourette Syndrome, edited by Davide Martino and James F. Leckman, offers a unique opportunity to capture this interesting momentumthrough a comprehensive and up-to-date overview. Tourette Syndrome covers of all the main aspects related to TS, analyzing the complexity of its clinical presentation, the novel viewpoints of causes and mechanisms, the best way to assess TS patients, and the multifaceted and multidisciplinary treatment options. The multidisciplinary and up-to-datecontent is the main asset of this volume, which represents a useful source of consultation for a wide audience of professionals, all of whom will have access to what is known so far on TS within their particular area of expertise, at the same time being able to expand and update their knowledge inother areas. Medical and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral scientists, will be able to use the volume as a valuable learning source. Also, questions for future research are clearly presented in the volume, providing a summary of the viewpoint of the contributing authors upon where research on TS should beheading. Finally, clinicians and other health professionals will have access at a glance to the main patients' associations and organizations dedicated to TS worldwide, which can facilitate the direct contact with patients.

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Tourette syndrome (TS) is finally recognized as a common neurodevelopmental disorder, and has gained increasingly high social awareness and scientific interest worldwide. Knowledge of its clinical presentation, mechanisms of disease, and available treatment approaches has increased remarkablyover the last decade. Likewise, the way clin...

Dr. Davide Martino is a Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Consultant Neurologist at the South London NHS Trust. His clinical and research activity is devoted to Tourette syndrome and other movement disorders. He is a co-founder of the European Society for the Study of Tourette syndrome (ESSTS) and has published m...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:May 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordIntroductionSECTION 1: CLINICAL PHENOMENOLOGY and EPIDEMIOLOGY1. James F. Leckman, Michael H. Bloch, Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Lawrence Scahill, Robert A. King: Phenomenology of tics and sensory urges: the self under siege2. Aribert Rothenberger and Veit Roessner: The phenomenology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Tourette syndrome3. Ygor A. Ferrao, Pedro G. De Alvarenga, Ana G. Hounie, Maria Alice de Mathis, Maria C. de Rosario and Euripedes Miguel: The phenomenology of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in Tourette syndrome4. Danielle Cath and Andrea Ludolph: Other psychiatric co-morbidities in Tourette syndrome5. Michael Bloch: Clinical course and adulthood-outcome in Tourette syndrome6. Lawrence Scahill and Soren Dalsgaard: Prevalence and methods for population screeningSECTION 2: ETIOLOGY7. Thomas Fernandez and Matthew W. State: Genetic susceptibility in Tourette syndrome8. Pieter J. Hoekstra: Perinatal adversities and Tourette syndrome9. Tanya K. Murphy: Infections and tic disordersSECTION 3: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY10. Flora M. Vaccarino, Yuko Kataoka and Jessica Lennington: Cellular and molecular pathology in Tourette syndrome11. Michael Orth: Electrophysiology in Tourette syndrome12. Deanna J. Green, Kevin J. black and Bradley L. Schlaggar: Neurobiology and functional anatomy of tic disorders13. Harvey S. Singer: The Neurochemistry of Tourette syndrome14. Davide Martino: Immunity and stress response in Tourette syndrome15. Kevin W. McCairn, Yukio Imamura and Masaki Isoda: Animal models of ticsSECTION 4: DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT16. Mary M. Robertson and Valsamma Eapan: Wither the relationship between etiology and phenotype in Tourette syndrome?17. Roger Kurlan: The differential diagnosis of tic disorders18. Robert A. King and Angeli Landeros-Weisenberger: Comprehensive assessment strategies19. Andrea E. Cavanna and John C.P. Piedad: Clinical rating instruments in Tourette syndrome20. Tara Murphy and Clare Eddy: Neuropsychological assessment in Tourette syndrome21. Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Virginia W. Eicher and James F. Leckman: Social and adaptive functioning in Tourette syndromeSECTION 5: TREATMENT22. Eli R. Lebowitz and Lawrence Scahill: Psychoeducational interventions: what every parent and family member needs to know23. Matthew R. Capriotti and Douglas W. Woods: Cognitive-behavioural treatment for tics24. Veit Roessner and Aribert Rothenberger: Pharmacological treatment of tics25. Francesco Cardona and Renata Rizzo: Treatment of psychiatric co-morbidities in Tourette syndrome26. Mauro Porta, Marco Sassi and Domenico Servello: Surgical treatment of Tourette syndrome27. Beata Zolovska and Barbara Coffey: Alternative treatments in Tourette syndromeSECTION 6: RESOURCES and SUPPORT28. Kirsten Muller-Vahl: Information and social support for patients and families29. Sheryl K. Pruitt and Leslie E. Packer: Information and support for educators30. Louise Roper, Peter Hollenbeck and Hugh Rickards: Tourette syndrome support organisations around the world