Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

A Guide for Practitioners

Edited by Douglas W. Woods, John C. Piacentini, and John T. Walkup
Foreword by Peter Hollenbeck

May 18, 2007
ISBN 9781593854805
Price: $49.00
287 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

“This book gives a complete and highly readable overview of the multiple features and variable expression of a complex neurodevelopmental disorder....The book captures the nuances of tic disorders and provides a broad and balanced discussion of tics and other cognitive and behavioral correlates.”

NASP Communiqué

“This is an accessible book, written by expert clinicians and researchers, bringing together the latest evidence on the medical and psychosocial management of tic disorders and associated conditions. It integrates the range of approaches which are needed in the treatment of what often is a complicated neurodevelopmental condition. It draws on the research which has informed the comprehensive, integrated, model of Tourette Syndrome....It is easy to read, enjoyable, informative, and overall clinically relevant. It is be consulted as a whole; however, each chapter can still be read separately to inform specific aspects of management of Tourette Syndrome, tic disorders, and associated conditions. It represents a valuable resource for professionals working in child mental health services, including developmental neuropsychiatric teams, paediatric neurologists and neuropsychologists, educational psychologists and community pediatricians with interest in neurodevelopment.”

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal

“Woods et al., who are themselves leaders in the field, have brought together many of the most accomplished clinicians and researchers working today in chronic tic disorders. Out of these efforts has come a truly integrated model of tic psychopathology and treatment. This book is an essential guide for clinicians and researchers in fields from clinical and school psychology and psychiatry to neurology, and will provide a springboard for similar work on other neurobehavioral disorders that have yet to benefit from such a comprehensive approach.”

—Martin Franklin, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

“This wonderful book by masterful clinicians who are also expert researchers belongs on the shelf of everyone who works with children with tic disorders. Blending clinical wisdom with the best available evidence, the book will be a consultant on your desktop: an invaluable reference and an incomparable guide to getting patients in difficult situations unstuck. Highly recommended.”

—John S. March, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

“The coverage of topics is impressive and will appeal to both researchers and practitioners. The section on managing secondary problems—including family issues, problems with learning and social behavior, and occupational/vocational difficulties—is especially noteworthy. These are areas that are too often neglected when treating individuals with Tourette syndrome (TS), and that have been inadequately covered in other publications. Anyone involved in the assessment and treatment of individuals with TS must have this book.”

—T. Steuart Watson, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology (retired), Miami University