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Tics and Tourette Syndrome

A Handbook for Parents and Professionals

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Tics and Tourette Syndrome by Uttom Chowdhury
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Description

This essential guide to tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome tackles problems faced both at home and at school, such as adjusting to the diagnosis, the effect on siblings and classroom difficulties. Dr Chowdhury offers advice on how to manage symptoms, describing psychological techniques such as habit reversal and massed practice and reviewing available medical treatments. In clear, accessible language, this book explains the clinical signs and symptoms of Tourette and related conditions, and their possible causes. Presenting practical strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, including low self-esteem, anger-management and bullying, this book will be invaluable to parents, teachers, social workers and other professionals.

Author Biography

Uttom Chowdhury works as a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Bedfordshire and Luton Community Mental Health Trust. He is also an Honorary Consultant for the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He has run several groups for parents of children with Tourette Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. His clinical and research interests include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders and parental experiences of looking after children with neuro-developmental disorders.
Release date Australia
April 30th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pages
160
Dimensions
138x216x13
ISBN-13
9781843102038
Product ID
1935521

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