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Tics and Tourette Syndrome A Handbook for Parents and Professionals

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Book - Tics and Tourette Syndrome A Handbook for Parents and Professionals

by: Uttom Chowdhury

About the author:

Dr Uttom Chowdhury is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Bedfordshire. He is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire and an Honorary Consultant in the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

ISBN: 978-1-84310-203-8

Year: 2004

Publication Info: 160pp


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 practical 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 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.



Preface 1. What is Tourette Syndrome? 2. Psychological and Medical Management. 3. Associated Conditions. 4. Adjusting to the Diagnosis: Parents and the Rest of the Family. 5. Dealing with Tics and Difficult Behaviour. 6. Anger Management. 7. Educational Issues. 8. Bullying. 9. Ways to Improve your Child’s Self-esteem. Appendices. I. Glossary. II. Useful Reading Material and Addresses. References. Index.



Dr. Chowdhury provides us with a handbook that is both academic and self help. This book defines Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders and the medications (traditional and non-traditional used to treat them) while at the same time, acknowledging the expertise of the parents by providing instructional chapters on helping their children deal with bullying and how to improve self esteem.This is truly a handbook worth reading and keeping close at hand as it offers other helpful insight and suggestions on how to get your child to do the things that you want him to, how to praise him and suggestions on setting limits and time-outs. This book is easy to read and without jargon.


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