Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome

by Mary E. Williams

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737763607
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 10

Chapter 1 Understanding Tourette Syndrome

1 Tourette Syndrome: An Overview Belinda Rowland Rebecca J. Frey 16

2 Tics and Tourette Syndrome Are Common Childhood Conditions Leslie E. Packer 25

3 Coprolalia: The Cursing Tic Lawrence Scahill 36

4 Tourette Syndrome May Occur with Related Conditions Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 42

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding Tourette Syndrome

1 Various Drugs Can Help Control Tourette Syndrome David Shprecher Roger Kurlan 50

2 Behavioral Therapy Can Help Control Tourette Syndrome Jeannine Stein 59

3 Identifying and Minimizing Environmental Triggers Can Help Control Tourette Syndrome Sheila Rogers 64

4 Dietary Changes Can Help Control Tourette Syndrome Bruce Semon 73

5 Self-Hypnosis Can Help Control Tourette Syndrome University Hospitals Case Medical Center 80

6 A Combination of Therapies Can Help Control Tourette Syndrome Robert A. King James F. Leckman 84

Chapter 3 Living with Tourette Syndrome

1 The Anatomy of a Tic Beth Krah 93

2 A Teen Struggles with Coprolalia and Bullying Austin 99

3 Seeking the Beauty of Stillness Annette Racond 103

4 A Student Uses Humor to Teach About Tourette Syndrome Holly Leber 108

5 Tourette Syndrome as a Fuel for Musical Creativity Independent on Sunday 114

Glossary 120

Chronology 123

Organizations to Contact 126

For Further Reading 130

Index 133

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