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Tourette Syndrome : The Facts - Mary Robertson

Tourette Syndrome

The Facts

Paperback Published: 16th October 2008
ISBN: 9780199298198
Number Of Pages: 184

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Tourette'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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...an interesting addition to the available material for patient information...very comprehensive...useful to anyone wanting to understand a long-term condition - and that would include medical staff. * Pulse GP Magazine *

Chapter 1   Introducing three cases Chapter 2   What is Tourette Syndrome? Chapter 3   How common is Tourette Syndrome? Chapter 4   How is the diagnosis made? Chapter 5   What other disorders can be mistaken for Tourette Syndrome? Chapter 6   Can people with Tourette Syndrome also develop other conditions? Chapter 7   Will I have Tourette Syndrome forever? Chapter 8   Coping with the news of a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome Chapter 9   Is there more than one type of Tourette Syndrome? Chapter 10   What causes Tourette Syndrome? Chapter 11   Which therapies are most useful for Tourette Syndrome? Chapter 12   Education, employment and empowerment Chapter 13   Famous or successful people who have had Tourette Syndrome Chapter 14   Appendix

ISBN: 9780199298198
ISBN-10: 019929819X
Series: The Facts
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 16th October 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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