The Tourettes Survival Kit: Tools for Young Adults with Tics
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN 10: 1785923595
ISBN 13: 978-1785923593
Struggling to manage your tics in the classroom? Worried about your tics in a job interview or on a first date? This survival kit will give you the tools to survive and thrive in every location - at home, school, work or out with friends.
Presenting everyday situations, from schools and exams through to driving and dates, this guide provides simple solutions to common problems and concerns. Dr Tara gives her top tips for managing tics, alongside behavioural therapy techniques for stress management and strategies for coping with commonly co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, OCD and anxiety.
I love the positive messages from this book, empowering people to feel that they are more than their tics. It sheds light on Tourette Syndrome itself in way that is very accessible to young people. It's great to have advice and tips for managing tics and other co-occurring conditions written by therapists and the young people and adults with Tourette Syndrome themselves. -- Dr Seonaid Anderson, research manager Tourettes Action
Wow! This is a cool, hands-on guide on how to deal with day-to-day situations people with tics dread. And we, health professionals, often dread being asked what to do! But fear not: The Tourette Survival Kit has all the answers, in a clear, no-nonsense and humorous way. A highly recommended, and very enjoyable read. -- Dr Andreas Hartman, Chair of the European society for the study of Tourette syndrome
This book provides a comprehensive account of the daily challenges faced by people who have Tourette's syndrome. The authors are mostly people who have tics themselves and, because of their lived experience, give real and expert advice. It's snappy, easy-to-digest style and question-and-answer format means readers can dip in and out to access their specific question. -- Professor Eileen Joyce, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Outstanding! The Tourette Survival Kit provides practical, incisive and comprehensive descriptions of the range of practical day - to -day issues faced by many people with TS and suggests potential solutions from multiple perspectives. It's format is fun, friendly and easy to read, supporting both young people with tips on how to manage tics in tricky situations, but also provides therapists with the answers to some of the most challenging questions they are often faced with. This book is highly recommended to both young people and therapists alike!-Dr Maria Hadji-Michael, Clinical Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital -- Dr Maria Hadji-Michael, Clinical Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
'An accessible, patient-centred book-helping to fill this gap in the literature and meeting the needs of young adults with Tourette's syndrome.', The Lancet
A survival guide for young adults with Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders
About the Author
Tara Murphy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist involved in research at the Tic Disorder Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK. She co-authored Tic Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals with Uttom Chowdhury. Damon Millar is an award-winning designer.