Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder usually diagnosed in childhood. It is characterized by tics: physical jerks and involuntary vocalizations. Some people with Tourette's also have other brain-based disorders, particularly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Tourette's syndrome can be a minor challenge or a truly devastating disability. People with Tourette's often experience anxiety, embarrassment, sometimes even harassment. Their symptoms can prevent them from having a normal childhood, building good relationships, achieving their best in school, or finding menaingful employment. The effects of this disruption can be painful and lifelong.
The good news is that Tourette's is very treatable and sometimes subsides with age. With prompt, consistent intervention, most people with Tourette's can wrest back control of their lives. Tourette's Syndrome helps you:
Secure an accurate and complete diagnosis
Live with Tourette's in the family: using effective parenting techniques, building support systems
Understand medical interventions
Obtain appropriate medical care from an existing health plan
Deal with Tourette's in the community and workplace
Navigate the education system
Introduction to Tourette’s Syndrome
Growing Up with Tourette’s Syndrome
Living with Tourette’s Syndrome
Healthcare and Insurance
Diagnostic Tests for TS and Related Disorders
Author(s): Mitzi Waltz
Publication Date: Publication Date: 2001
ISBN #: ISBN: 0-59650007-6
Type/Pages: Paperback, 400 pgs.
Mitzi Waltz has been a professional author, journalist, and editor for over a decade, covering topics ranging from computers to health care. She has been heavily involved in parent support work, and has also advocated for special-needs children within the medical, insurance, and education systems. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in England with the University of Sunderland's Autism Research Unit.
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