Roger Freeman is considered a world expert in developmental neurology. In this book he shares his vast experience on tic disorders in an informal but highly informative style. He discusses recent advances in the identification and management of tic disorders that many clinicians may be unfamiliar with. Multiple illustrative case histories address many of the mistaken assumptions about tics that are made in everyday clinical practice. Extensive reference lists provide a rich resource for the both the clinician and the researcher.
Paediatricians working in neurodisability and child development, child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologist, neurologists and other health professionals who manage patients with tic disorders.
Complete Book Review
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AUTHOR’S APPOINTMENTS vii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATION xi
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS xiii
1 INTRODUCTION 1
2 DIAGNOSIS AND DEFINITIONS 8
3 PRESENTATION TO CLINICIANS 25
4 PREVALENCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY 34
5 ETIOLOGY 37
6 CLINICAL COURSE AND PROGNOSIS 43
7 PHENOMENOLOGY AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES 48
8 THE LIVED EXPERIENCE 59
9 FUNCTIONAL (‘CONVERSION DISORDER’ OR ‘PSYCHOGENIC’) TICS 62
10 COMORBID DISORDERS AND SYMPTOMATOLOGY 65
11 STEREOTYPIC MOVEMENT DISORDER 124
12 SYMPTOMS AND PATTERNS 145
13 TICS IN OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS 191
14 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 214
15 INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT 216
16 WORKING WITH SCHOOLS 240
17 WORKING WITH FAMILIES 246
18 PEER RELATIONSHIPS AND TEASING/BULLYING 256
19 CONTROVERSIES 260
20 REFRACTORY CASES 264
21 SERVICE PROVISION: A FEW CONSIDERATIONS 266
22 SUPPORT GROUPS 267
23 TIC DISORDERS AND THE LAW 268
24 TOURETTE SYNDROME, EMPLOYMENT AND INSURANCE 270
25 AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 272
26 SOME PROBLEMS TICS CAN CAUSE FOR OTHERS 274
27 CODA 280
Appendix 1 How Accurate is Information on the Internet? 282
Appendix 2 Then and Now 283
Appendix 3 Web Resources 286
Appendix 4 Publications of the TIC Consortium 289
Appendix 5 Stereotypy Severity Scale 290
Appendix 6 Stereotypic Movement Disorder — a Primer for Teachers 292
Appendix 7 Comments on the American Practice Parameters on Tic
Disorders (Murphy et al. 2013) 294
'This is an excellent guide to the clinical management issues involved in treating individuals with TS. For clinicians treating patients with this disorder, this book will be a great resource. I highly recommend it.'
Michael Schrift, DO, MA, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
'This is an excellent resource in which to invest. It will undoubtedly help individuals working with these complex cases obtain a better understanding of the skill base required to discuss aspects of tics, Tourette syndrome, and developing movement difficulties with families, thereby helping them manage the wider issues of this patient group in the most optimal way.'
Tammy Hedderly, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2015
'The highlights of this book are case-based examples and practice points that make it distinct from other books. A wonderful and easy read. I recommended it for use by all pediatricians'.
Shefali Gulati, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 2016
'As a clinician with only passing familiarity with this disorder, I found this book to be extremely user-friendly and understandable. I highly recommend it for anyone with an interest in Tourette syndrome at any level.'
Lynne Romeiser Logan, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine Newsletter, 2016