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.
...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
Series: The Facts
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 16th October 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised