Handbook of Tourette's Syndrome and Related Tic and Behavioral Disorders: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Tourette's Syndrome and Related Tic and Behavioral Disorders

1st Edition

Edited by Roger Kurlan

CRC Press

560 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780824753160
pub: 2004-10-27
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Relating breakthroughs in phenomenology and neurobiology and current strategies for diagnosis, assessment, and clinical care, this long-anticipated Second Edition provides expanded descriptions of clinical features, further evidence linking heritability to etiology, and revised epidemiological estimates as observed in the most recent research on Tourette's syndrome (TS) and associated disorders. The latest information about the controversial poststreptococcal hypothesis is also presented and discussed.


"…[an] excellent volume…[seeks] to understand TS and related disorders at a fundamental and detailed level…a superb effort."

-The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

"…cover[s] a variety of topics from phenomenology and aetiology, through clinical care of patients, to suggestions for future research…

"…well written…comprehensible to the clinician as well as being useful for researchers…

"…a valuable addition to the series on neurological disease and therapy…

"…recommend[ed]…to medical and psychiatric libraries."

-British Journal of Psychiatry

"Provides a comprehensive discussion of tics and the associated behavioral disorders that often accompany chronic tic syndromes."

-SciTech Book News

"…By putting together such a broad-based group of papers, Kurlan has done the field a great service…well worth having in one's personal library."

-The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Table of Contents

Phenomenology of the Tic Disorder o Associated Behavioral Disorders o Diagnosis and Assessment o Neurobiology o Genetics and Epidemiology o Clinical Care o The Child and Adolescent with Tourette's Syndrome: Clinical Perspectives on Phenomenology and Treatment

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Neurological Disease and Therapy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Pediatrics