Plunging Below the Surface

Understanding and Treating Anxiety and Depression in Tourette and Tic Disorders

Although motor and vocal tics are the defining and most recognizable symptoms of Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, many individuals also experience problems with anxiety and a depressed mood. These problems are often overlooked. In this webinar, Dr. Himle discusses the signs and symptoms of normal and abnormal anxiety and depression and helps participants understand some of the reasons that these problems are so common in individuals with TS. More importantly, Dr. Himle explains what treatment options are available, how to find help (or know if you are getting the right help), and outline practical strategies for managing anxiety and mood problems in both adults and children.

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Michael B. Himle, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah.  He is an expert in behavioral approaches for understanding and treating Tic Disorders and related conditions.  He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has given more than 100 conference presentations and invited talks on Tourette Syndrome and related conditions. His research has received funding from the Tourette Syndrome Association and the National Institutes of Health.  He serves on the Medical Advisory Board and Behavioral Sciences Consortium for the Tourette Syndrome Association of America (TAA) and is the director of the University of Utah TAA-designated Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome.