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Tourette Syndrome by Mary Robertson
Book DescriptionTourette'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 manage their 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199298198
(196mm x 130mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The authors describe tics and Tourette's in clear, child-friendly terms and provide a simple explanation of the biological causes. Other chapters focus on associated features such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggression. The authors also offer tips on how to deal with issues such as bullying.
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