Mein Kind hat Tics und Zwänge
Erkennen, verstehen und helfen beim Tourette-Syndrom
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.