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"

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.