Handbook of Tourette´s Syndrome and Related Tic and Behavioral Disorders:
The Clinician´s Guide to Treatment and Management of Youth with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders:
Coping with Tourette Syndrome:A Workbook for Kids with Tic Disorders Sandra Buffolano
Screenwriter/actress Polly Draper and jazz pianist Michael Wolff on this edition of Fresh Air. Polly Draper and jazz pianist Michael Wolff have co-produced The Tic Code. The new film is about a mother and her son, a musical prodigy with Tourette´s syndrome. The syndrome is a nervous disorder that produces uncontrollable facial tics and jerky muscular spasms, as well as causing strange noises to be emitted from those who have the disorder. Polly Draper wrote the film based on the life of her husband, Michael Wolff. Also, remembering Sir Alec Guinness. (Broadcast Date: August 8, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/000768/rt_whyy_000768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers:Teaching Students with Tourette´s, Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD, and More Leslie E. Packer, Sheryl K. Pruitt
Motoric and verbal tics (Tourette syndrome), compulsion syndromes and attention deficit syndromes often appear simultaneously in patients and nearly always lead to severe curtailments of daily life. Angela Scholz, herself the mother of a child with Tourette syndrome, as well as other affected persons describe the various symptoms of this neuropsychiatric disorder and how one can best deal with them on a daily basis. The search for assistance usually has to be coordinated by the afflicted themselves as experts rarely have a comprehensive solution to offer. That is why it is of utmost importance that the affected persons report on their experiences and the strategies they have developed to deal with their affliction.In addition, this volume offers a list of frequently asked questions on this chronic disorder along with the competent answers of experts in the field. This concerns problems met with at school, at work, in one s social environment and at home, dealing also with the use of drugs. This guarantees that information is available from both sides - from that of those affected and from the medical specialists - to ensure proper treatment and care for persons with Tourette syndrome and the accompanying symptoms.The book also has a glossary of technical terms as well as addresses for obtaining further information and help.
A state-of-the-art guide to evolving functional neurosurgery approaches from world-renowned innovators Functional neurosurgery focuses on improving the lives of patients with epilepsy, movement disorders, pain, and psychiatric illnesses. In recent years, approaches ranging from open surgery to minimally invasive techniques have been leveraged to improve daily functioning and quality of life in people struggling with painful, highly disruptive, and/or treatment-resistant symptoms. These approaches focus on reducing or eliminating seizures, alleviating pain, decreasing abnormal movements or lessening debilitating symptoms associated with specific psychiatric disorders. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Functional Neurosurgery, Third Edition, by renowned functional neurosurgeons Robert Gross, Nicholas Boulis, and esteemed contributors reflects the latest advances in functional and stereotactic neurosurgical approaches. The entire atlas has been streamlined and updated with new content, including the use of stereotactic surgery to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, and major depression. Key Highlights A full spectrum of epilepsy treatment techniques, including intracranial monitoring with stereo-electroencephalography, selective amygdalohippocampectomy, MRI-guided stereotactic laser ablation, vagus nerve stimulation, and more Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson´s disease, tremor, dystonia, epilepsy and medically intractable pain syndromes, with in-depth implantation guidance The use of neurosurgical and interventional techniques to treat pain including percutaneous ablation, peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord and motor cortex stimulators, and pumps More than 300 high quality color illustrations detail anatomy and surgical procedures This is the ultimate guide on functional neurosurgery for managing a wide range of incapacitating neurological conditions. Neurosurgical residents, fellows, and veteran neurosurgeons specializing in this rapidly evolving subspecialty will find this state-of-the-art book invaluable - reading it cover to cover will ultimately benefit patients. Series description The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Thieme have collaborated to produce the third edition of the acclaimed Neurosurgical Operative Atlas series. Edited by leading experts in the field, the series covers the entire spectrum of neurosurgery in five volumes. In addition to Functional Neurosurgery, the series also features: Spine and Peripheral Nerves, edited by Christopher E. Wolfa and Daniel K. Resnick Vascular Neurosurgery, edited by R. Loch Macdonald Neuro-Oncology, edited by Behnam Badie and Mike Y. Chen Pediatric Neurosurgery, edited by James Tait Goodrich and Robert F. Keating Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD, is MBNA Bowman Chair in Neurosurgery & Professor, Emory University Department of Neurosurgery; Director and Co-Founder, Emory Neuromodulation and Technology Innovation Center (ENTICe); Director, Translational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory; Director, Emory MD/PhD Program; and Director, Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Nicholas M. Boulis, MD, is Associate Professor, Emory University Department of Neurosurgery; and Director, Gene and Cell Therapy for Neurorestoration Laboratory, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. An award-winning international medical and scientific publisher, Thieme has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standard of quality in the state-of-the-art content and presentation of all its products. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing.
The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy who lived on the coast of Maine, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behavior. He walked and ate with his eyes shut, refused to bathe, burst into fits of rage, slithered against walls, and used his limbs instead of his hands to touch light switches, doorknobs, and faucets. Sammy´s mother, Beth, already coping with the overwhelming responsibility of raising three sons alone, watched helplessly as her middle child descended into madness. Sammy was soon diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and later with Tourette syndrome. Unwilling to accept the doctors´ prognoses for lifelong mental illness and repeated hospitalizations, Beth fought to uncover what was causing this decline. Racing against time as Sammy slipped further from reality, Beth´s quest took her to the center of the medical community´s raging debate about whether mental illness can be caused by infection. With the battle lines firmly drawn, Beth searched until she found two cutting-edge doctors who answered that question with a definitive yes. Together, they cured Sammy. Five years later, he remains symptom free. Driven by her desire to help others, Beth Maloney has infused every page of this triumphant journey with heart and passion. An important story, Saving Sammy is part manifesto, part medical mystery, but is at its heart the empowering and inspiring story of a mother´s determination to save her son, take on the medical establishment - and win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000232/bk_acx0_000232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I believe that we will win.´´ In the summer of 2014, Tim Howard became an overnight sensation after more than 10 years as one of America´s leading professional soccer players. His record-breaking 15 saves for the United States national team against Belgium in the World Cup electrified a nation that had only recently woken up to the Beautiful Game after decades of hibernation. An estimated TV audience of 21 million viewers in the United States - larger than those of the NBA and NHL finals - watched Howard´s heroic performance against the heavily favored Belgians in which he repelled shots with his hands, feet, legs, knees, and even his signature long beard. Suddenly an athlete who had toiled in relative anonymity for much of his career became the star of his own Internet meme (´´Things Tim Howard Could Save´´: from Janet Jackson´s ´´wardrobe malfunction´´ to the Titanic) and fielded personal calls from the likes of President Barack Obama (´´You guys did us proud.... I don´t know how you are going to survive the mobs when you come back home, man. You´ll have to shave your beard so they don´t know who you are´´). In this inspiring and candid memoir, the beloved US and Everton goalkeeper finally allows himself to do something that he would never do on the field: He drops his guard. Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette syndrome defied the odds to become one of the greatest American keepers in history. He recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of all sports - he was also a standout high school basketball player - and a devout faith that helped him cope with a disorder that manifested itself with speech and facial tics, compulsive behavior, and extreme sensitivity to light, noise, and touch. The Keeper is also a chronicle of the personal sacrifices he´s made for his career, including the ultimate dissolution of Howard´... 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004212/bk_harp_004212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book analyzes the rude and critical natures of Aspie and OCPD husbands. It is intended to be a support guide for the nonspectrum and neurotypical partners who marry these men. The book is not intended to be listened to by a person with Asperger´s syndrome or OCPD, as it puts names and labels to the abrasive and abusive behaviors that are typical with the brain wiring and genetics at the root of the spectrum disorders. Many people walk into marriage counseling with the same goal. They are living with people who have critical, negative, and grumpy natures. They feel that they are enslaved by these negative people in their lives. One partner´s personal growth is drastically hindered by the other partner´s sharp tongue, rude comments, and critical nature. If you aren´t married to one of these types, you have surely met them on the street or at work. They are the people with road rage who cannot control their outbursts. Shaking their fists angrily out the window, they are shouting obscenities as they drive by you. You might even wonder if they have Tourette´s syndrome. They are the rude people on the elevator who let the door slam in your face. They are the critical people in the restaurant who are too stingy to leave decent tips. These people are rigid and inflexible at work. They blatantly refuse to delegate work to others. They are the ones who are vying for promotions without ever doing enough to warrant getting them. They can´t participate in the small talk around the office water cooler, but they will complain to anyone who listens about how they were passed up in favor of coworkers. They complain loudly about how their bosses and their teammates must not like them. Believe it or not, some women are attracted to these abrasive types. You might be one of them. The strong and masculine person you can´t live without is sometimes your worst enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori L. Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056715/bk_acx0_056715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.