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Tourettes Syndrome Mitzi Waltz

Tourettes Syndrome

Mitzi Waltz

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ISBN : 9780596500078
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416 pages
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Tourettes syndrome is a neurological disorder usually diagnosed in childhood. It is characterized by tics: physical jerks and involuntary vocalizations. Some people with Tourettes also have other brain-based disorders, particularly attentionMoreTourettes syndrome is a neurological disorder usually diagnosed in childhood. It is characterized by tics: physical jerks and involuntary vocalizations. Some people with Tourettes also have other brain-based disorders, particularly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Tourettes syndrome can be a minor challenge or a truly devastating disability. People with Tourettes often experience anxiety, embarrassment, sometimes even harassment. Their symptoms can prevent them from having a normal childhood, building good relationships, achieving their best in school, or finding menaingful employment. The effects of this disruption can be painful and lifelong.The good news is that Tourettes is very treatable and sometimes subsides with age. With prompt, consistent intervention, most people with Tourettes can wrest back control of their lives. Tourettes Syndrome helps you:Secure an accurate and complete diagnosis Live with Tourettes in the family: using effective parenting techniques, building support systems Understand medical interventions Obtain appropriate medical care from an existing health plan Deal with Tourettes in the community and workplace Navigate the education system Find resources Author Mitzi Waltz, an advocate for people with neurological challenges, has included the stories of dozens of people living with Tourettes and parents of children and teens with Tourettes.