Tourette Syndrome: Dealing With Anxiety & Stress

Tourette Syndrome: Dealing With Anxiety & Stress

Stress and anxiety can often make symptoms of Tourette Syndrome worse. Finding and using effective coping strategies to manage your stress and anxiety can be very beneficial to those who are affected by Tourette and its co-occurring conditions such as ADHD and OCD, as well as those who work with someone who has Tourette Syndrome.
In his presentation, Dr. Specht will provide an overview of the causes and impact of stress and anxiety on those affected by Tourette and effective management strategies.

TAA-CDC Presenter:
Matt W. Specht, Ph.D
In the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, Matt W. Specht, Ph.D., focuses on neuropsychiatric disorders, namely Tourette’s disorder and OCD. He began his career at Johns Hopkins in 2006 as a project coordinator and therapist for the Johns Hopkins portion of the NIMH-funded behavior therapy for children with Tourette’s Disorder trial. He currently serves as the Johns Hopkins site principal investigator (since 2010). He is also a co-investigator (since 2010) for the NINDS-funded Tourette Association Genetic Linkage Study. Dr. Specht joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008 as an Instructor and has since been promoted to Assistant Professor (2011).