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ERIC Number: ED495773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 277
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-59385-480-5ISBN-1-593-85480-3
Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders: A Guide for Practitioners
Woods, Douglas W., Ed.; Piacentini, John C., Ed.; Walkup, John T., Ed
Guilford Publications
Grounded in a comprehensive model of Tourette syndrome (TS) and related disorders, this state-of-the-art volume provides a multidisciplinary framework for assessment and treatment. Leading authorities present the latest knowledge on the neurobehavioral underpinnings of TS, its clinical presentation, and how to distinguish it from frequently encountered co-occurring disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Strategies for managing symptoms and providing effective support to children and families are thoroughly detailed, with an emphasis on integrating medication and psychosocial therapies. Several chapters also address clinical work with adults with TS. User friendly and practical, the book includes three reproducible assessment tools. This book is targeted to mental health professionals working with children and families, including clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, counselors, and school psychologists. Also of interest to pediatricians, nurses, neurologists, and special educators. It may serve as a text in graduate-level courses. This book is divided into three parts and thirteen chapters, beginning with a Foreword by Peter Hollenbeck, followed by Chapter 1, Introduction to Clinical Management of Tourette Syndrome (Douglas W. Woods, John C. Piacentini, and John T. Walkup). Part I, Understanding Tourette Syndrome, contains: (2) Characteristics of Tourette Syndrome (John C. Piacentini, Amanda J. Pearlman, and Tara S. Peris); (3) Assessment of Tic Disorders (Douglas W. Woods, John C. Piacentini, and Michael B. Himle); (4) Assessment of Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions in Tic Disorders (Lawrence Scahill, Denis G. Sukhodolsky, and Robert A. King); (5) Genetic and Neurobiological Bases for Tourette Syndrome (Harvey S. Singer, Jana Leary, and Tyler Reimschisel); and (6) Neurocognitive Factors in Tourette Syndrome (Susanna Chang). Part II, Clinical Management of Symptoms and Associated Conditions, contains: (7) Medical Management of Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions (Joyce N. Harrison, Benjamin Schneider, and John T. Walkup); (8) Psychological Management of Tics and Intentional Repetitive Behaviors Associated with Tourette Syndrome (Alan L. Peterson); (9) Psychological Management of Comorbid Internalizing Disorders in Persons with Tourette Syndrome (Ulrike Buhlmann, Thilo Deckersbach, Laura Cook, and Sabine Wilhelm); and (10) Disruptive Behavior in Persons with Tourette Syndrome: Phenomenology, Assessment, and Treatment (Denis G. Sukhodolsky and Lawrence Scahill). Part III, Clinical Management of Secondary Problems, contains: (11) Management of Family Issues in Children with Tourette Syndrome (Golda S. Ginsburg and Julie Newman Kingery); (12) Management of Learning and School Difficulties in Children with Tourette Syndrome (Hayden O. Kepley and Susan Conners); and (13) Management of Social and Occupational Difficulties in Persons with Tourette Syndrome (Douglas W. Woods, Brook A. Marcks, and Christopher A. Flessner).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Counselors
Language: English
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