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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome

by Marlene Targ Brill, Marlene Brill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761321012

ISBN-13: 9780761321019

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

Thousands of young people are diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) each year. TS is a disorder of the neurological system, causing uncontrollable sounds or movements called tics. TS peaks "when young people are most vulnerable to the challenges of early adolescence," explains psychology professor Douglass Woods in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. Symptoms

Overview

Thousands of young people are diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) each year. TS is a disorder of the neurological system, causing uncontrollable sounds or movements called tics. TS peaks "when young people are most vulnerable to the challenges of early adolescence," explains psychology professor Douglass Woods in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. Symptoms can make school and everyday life very difficult. The good news is that scientists are gaining understanding of how TS works in the brain. While TS still has no cure, research is leading to more effective treatments.

In this book, you'll read the stories of teenagers who struggled with TS and find out how they and their families dealt with the symptoms. You'll learn what causes TS, what can trigger tics, and what treatments can help relieve symptoms. Learning about this disorder is the best way to help yourself, a friend, or a family member live and thrive with TS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761321019
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Twenty-First Century Medical Library Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Many Faces of Tourette Syndrome 4

Chapter 2 What Is Tourette Syndrome? 12

Chapter 3 What Causes Tourette Syndrome? 32

Chapter 4 What Treatments Reduce Tics? 48

Chapter 5 Ts at Home and at School 66

Chapter 6 Learning to Live with Tourette Syndrome 84

Glossary 98

Resources 101

Source Notes 104

Selected Bibliography 106

Further Reading and Websites 107

Index 109

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