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Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders


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1. Introduction to Clinical Management of Tourette Syndrome, Douglas W. Woods, John C. Piacentini, and John T. WalkupI. Understanding Tourette Syndrome2. Characteristics of Tourette Syndrome, John C. Piacentini, Amanda J. Pearlman, and Tara S. Peris3. Assessment of Tic Disorders, Douglas W. Woods, John C. Piacentini, and Michael B. Himle4. Assessment of Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions in Tic Disorders, Lawrence Scahill, Denis G. Sukhodolsky, and Robert A. King5. Genetic and Neurobiological Bases for Tourette Syndrome, Harvey S. Singer, Jana Leary, and Tyler Reimschisel6. Neurocognitive Factors in Tourette Syndrome, Susanna ChangII. Clinical Management of Symptoms and Associated Conditions7. Medical Management of Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions, Joyce N. Harrison, Benjamin Schneider, and John T. Walkup8. Psychological Management of Tics and Intentional Repetitive Behaviors Associated with Tourette Syndrome, Alan L. Peterson9. Psychological Management of Comorbid Internalizing Disorders in Persons with Tourette Syndrome, Ulrike Buhlmann, Thilo Deckersbach, Laura Cook, and Sabine Wilhelm10. Disruptive Behavior in Persons with Tourette Syndrome: Phenomenology, Assessment, and Treatment, Denis G. Sukhodolsky and Lawrence ScahillIII. Clinical Management of Secondary Problems11. Management of Family Issues in Children with Tourette Syndrome, Golda S. Ginsburg and Julie Newman Kingery12. Management of Learning and School Difficulties in Children with Tourette Syndrome, Hayden O. Kepley and Susan Conners13. Management of Social and Occupational Difficulties in Persons with Tourette Syndrome, Douglas W. Woods, Brook A. Marcks, and Christopher A. Flessner

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Douglas W. Woods, PhD, is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Woods is a member of the Tourette Syndrome Association Medical Advisory Board and Behavioral Sciences Consortium and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the efficacy of behavior therapy for children and adults with Tourette syndrome. John C. Piacentini, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the Chair of the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Sciences Consortium and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Piacentini is the recipient of National Institutes of Health grant awards pertaining to the etiology, assessment, and treatment of Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other child anxiety disorders. John T. Walkup, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Dr. Walkup is the current Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association. He is the Principal Investigator of the Johns Hopkins' Research Unit of Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Psychosocial Interventions and has been the Principal Investigator on a number of clinical trials evaluating interventions for childhood psychiatric disorders, including Tourette syndrome.


'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, USA" '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, USA" 'Since the 1970's, Tourette Syndrome (TS) increasingly has been freed from moral, mystical, characterological, and psychopathological perspectives on evaluation and treatment; the prevailing perspective is now neurological and behavioral. The result of this epistemological change has been a quantum leap in all areas of empirically derived understanding of TS, especially in the area of treatment. There is no cure for TS, but for those who seek to manage symptoms effectively and to come as close to a cure as is humanly possible, I recommend setting aside abundant study time to spend with this excellent book.' -" Patrick C. Friman, PhD, Director, Girls and Boys Town Outpatient Behavioral Pediatrics; and Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska School of Medicine, USA" '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, Miami University, USA"" "

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