Edited by two of the leading international authorities on Tourette’s Syndrome and tic–related, obsessive–compulsive disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome is the most up–to–date edited reference covering this neuropsychiatric disorder and related disorders from a variety of perspectives. Featuring contributors from the world–renowned Yale Child Study Center, this volume introduces a groundbreaking developmental framework for understanding Tourette’s defined by persistent motor and vocal tics and frequently associated with obsessions, compulsions, and attentional difficulties and maps out the diagnosis, genetics, manifestations, and treatment.
Reflecting more than 25 years of research, this comprehensive resource describes the major categories of disorders (TS, obsessive–compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities) as well as the strengths and adaptation of individuals with Tourette’s. A broad, detailed discussion of pathogenesis is provided, including epidemiological studies and environmental risk and protective factors. The book also highlights the necessary partnerships between children, families, and clinicians in the struggle to achieve wished–for outcomes.
Enriched by the knowledge of specialists at the forefront of genetics, psychology, neuropsychology, pharmacology, neurochemistry, and epidemiology, among other fields, Tourette’s Syndrome gives clinicians valuable insight into the minds of and proper care for individuals battling this and related disorders.
SECTION ONE: INDIVIDUALS, SYMPTOMS, AND DIAGNOSES.
Tics and Tic Disorders (J. Leckman, et al.).
Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression (R. King, et al.).
Phenomenology and Natural History of Tic–Related ADHD and Learning Disabilities (J. Walkup, et al.).
Neuropsychological Findings (R. Schultz, et al.).
Peer Acceptance and Adaptive Functioning (E. Dykens, et al.).
Differential Diagnosis (K. Towbin, et al.).
Beyond the Diagnosis––Darwinian Perspectives on Pathways to Successful Adaptation (J. Leckman & D. Cohen).
SECTION TWO: CAUSES AND DETERMINANTS.
Evolving Models of Pathogenesis (J. Leckman & D. Cohen).
Epidemiological Studies (A. Zohar, et al.).
Genetic Vulnerability (D. Pauls, et al.).
Environmental Risk and Protective Factors (B. Peterson, et al.).
Neuroanatomical Circuitry (B. Peterson, et al.).
Neurochemical and Neuropeptide Systems (G. Anderson, et al.).
SECTION THREE: PARTNERSHIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST OF TOURETTE′S.
Yale Approach to Assessment and Treatment (J. Leckman, et al.).
Selection and Use of Diagnostic and Clinical Rating Instruments (L. Scahill, et al.).
Comprehensive Psychological and Educational Assessments (A. Carter, et al.).
Psychosocial and Behavioral Treatments (R. King, et al.).
Recommendations for Teachers (A. Carter, et al.).
Pharmacological and Other Somatic Approaches to Treatment (L. Carpenter, et al.).
Role of Voluntary Organizations in Clinical Care, Research, and Public Policy (K. Taubert).