A Mind of Its Own

A Mind of Its Own : Tourette's Syndrome - A Story and a Guide

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Tourette's syndrome is an unusual medical condition with a host of possible symptoms, some of which have caught the attention of the media such as the involuntary use of profanities. The condition has long baffled physicians searching for scientific explanations for its causes and symptoms. A Mind of its Own: Understanding Tourette's Syndrome meets the need for a comprehensive text on the syndrome suitable for patients, their families, and the general reader. The book presents factual information illustrated by means of a fictional case history about a typical Tourette's syndrome sufferer which will make it accessible to the lay reader, and particuarly suitable for parents and patients themselves.show more

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  • Hardback | 186 pages
  • 163.3 x 241.6 x 20.8mm | 435.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 tables
  • 0195065875
  • 9780195065879

Table of contents

1. Tourette's Syndrome: An overview; 2. Symptomatology; 3. Diagnosis; 4. Natural History; 5. Neurochemistry; 6. Genetics; 7. Obsessive-compulsive symptoms; 8. Attention-Deficit hyperactivity disorder; 9. Educational problems; 10. Other behavioral problems and psychological adjustment reactions; 11. Treatment; 12. Tourette's Syndrome in history; Appendix A: Sources of help; Appendix B: Suggested further reading; Appendix C: Checklistsshow more

About Ruth D. Bruun

Ruth D. Bruun, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical School. Bertel Bruun, M.D., is retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical School.show more

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