The Tourettes Survival Kit: Tools for Young Adults with Tics

The Tourettes Survival Kit: Tools for Young Adults with Tics


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Struggling to manage your tics in the classroom? Worried about your tics in a job interview or on a first date? This survival kit will give you the tools to survive and thrive in every location - at home, school, work or out with friends.

Presenting everyday situations, from schools and exams through to driving and dates, this guide provides simple solutions to common problems and concerns. Dr Tara gives her top tips for managing tics, alongside behavioural therapy techniques for stress management and strategies for coping with commonly co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, OCD and anxiety.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785923593
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 614,016
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Tara Murphy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist involved in research at the Tic Disorder Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK. She co-authored Tic Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals with Uttom Chowdhury. Damon Millar is an award-winning designer.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1. The Situations. 1.1. Managing Tics and School/University. 1.2. Getting and Working a Job. 1.3. Living with Tics at Home. 1.4. Coping With Tics When You Start Work. 1.5. First Dates and Beyond with Tics. 1.6. Driving and Other Important Tasks. Part 2. The Tools. 2.1. What is Tourette Syndrome? 2.2. Living with Tourettes. 2.3. Treatments. 2.4. Ending. Acknowledgements. Part 3. The Briefings: For Other People. 3.1 Parents. 3.2 Family Members. 3.3 Friends. 3.4 Girlfriends/Boyfriends. 3.5 Teachers/Lecturers. 3.6 Employers. 3.7 Officials

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