ERIC Number: EJ696597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Case Study: Severe Self-Injurious Behavior in Comorbid Tourette's Disorder and OCD
Hood, Korey K.; Baptista-Neto, Lourival; Beasley, Pamela J.; Lobis, Robert; Pravdova, Iva
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v43 n10 p1298-1303 Oct 2004
This case report describes the successful treatment of severe self-injurious behavior in a 16-year-old adolescent with Tourette's disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Treatment is described from initial presentation to the emergency department for severe self-inflicted oral lacerations through discharge from the inpatient psychiatric service. Modes of treatment included emergent medical intervention, intensive care services, psychopharmacology, and psychological services. The collection of treatment modalities implemented by this multidisciplinary team may serve as a guide to other health care professionals when severe self-injurious behavior is the presenting problem.
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Pharmacology, Psychological Services, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, Outcomes of Treatment, Behavior Disorders
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Tel: 800-638-3030 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-223-2400.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A