Tic Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Tic Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals


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Tic Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Uttom Chowdhury, Tara Murphy

This is the essential one-stop guide for parents of children and young people with tic disorders and the professionals who work with them.

Drawing on current research and their own clinical experience, the authors provide up-to-date information on tic disorders and review the psychological, medical and alternative methods of managing symptoms. Written in clear, accessible language and with practical advice on how to support children with tics at home and in school, the book also includes essential information on the common co-occurring conditions and difficulties, such as ADHD, anxiety, OCD, autism, self-esteem issues and behavioural difficulties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849050616
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/21/2016
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Uttom Chowdhury works as a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Bedfordshire and London. He was previously Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire. He is co-author of Why Do You Do That?: A Book about Tourette Syndrome for Children and Young People, also published by JKP, and is based in London, UK.

Tara Murphy is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist at the Tic Disorder Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has worked with children with tics and Tourette's for over twelve years and has published research and European guidelines on tic disorders. She is based in London, UK.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Suzanne Dobson, Chief Executive of Tourette Action, UK. Part 1. Tics and Tourette Syndrome. 1.1. What are Tic Disorders? 1.2. Signs and Symptoms. 1.3. Causes of Tic Disorders. Part 2. Management. 2.1. Working with Schools. 2.2. Psychological Management. 2.3. Medication. 2.4. Neurosurgery. 2.5. Less Well Validated Treatments. Part 3. Co-occurring Features and Conditions. 3.1. ADHD. 3.2. OCD. 3.3. Depression. 3.4. Anxiety. 3.5. ASD. 3.6. Specific Learning Difficulties. 3.7. Sleep. 3.8. Anger. Part 4. Parenting and Family Life. 4.1. Adjusting to the Diagnosis. 4.2. Dealing with Behavioural Problems. 4.3. Improving your Child's Self Esteem. Appendix I. Glossary. Appendix II. Useful resources and websites. References. Index.

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