Tics and Tourette Syndrome: Key Clinical Perspectives

Tics and Tourette Syndrome: Key Clinical Perspectives

by Roger Freeman

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ISBN-13: 9781909962422
Publisher: MacKeith Press
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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.

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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