Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders: A Guide for Practitioners
Publisher: The Guilford Press
ISBN 10: 1593854803
ISBN 13: 978-1593854805
Grounded in a comprehensive model of Tourette syndrome (TS) and related disorders, this state-of-the-art volume provides a multidisciplinary framework for assessment and treatment. Leading authorities present the latest knowledge on the neurobehavioral underpinnings of TS, its clinical presentation, and how to distinguish it from frequently encountered co-occurring disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Strategies for managing symptoms and providing effective support to children and families are thoroughly detailed, with an emphasis on integrating medication and psychosocial therapies. Several chapters also address clinical work with adults with TS. User friendly and practical, the book includes three reproducible assessment tools.
About the Author
Douglas W. Woods, PhD, is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Woods is a member of the Tourette Syndrome Association Medical Advisory Board and Behavioral Sciences Consortium and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the efficacy of behavior therapy for children and adults with Tourette syndrome.
John C. Piacentini, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the Chair of the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Sciences Consortium and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Piacentini is the recipient of National Institutes of Health grant awards pertaining to the etiology, assessment, and treatment of Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other child anxiety disorders.
John T. Walkup, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Dr. Walkup is the current Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association. He is the Principal Investigator of the Johns Hopkins’ Research Unit of Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Psychosocial Interventions and has been the Principal Investigator on a number of clinical trials evaluating interventions for childhood psychiatric disorders, including Tourette syndrome.