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Roundtable discussion on complementary and alternative treatments for Tourette Syndrome, taken from the Tourette Association DVD, "Hot Topics in Evaluation, Treatment and Management of Tourette Syndrome and Co-occurring Conditions"; available from the Tourette Association. The 11 minute segment features: John Walkup, M.D. (Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital); Samuel Zinner, M.D. (Pediatrician, University of Washington School of Medicine); Tanya Murphy, M.D., Ph.D. (Director and Professor, Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of South Florida); Lawrence Scahill, MSN, Ph.D. (Nurse Practitioner of Child Psychiatry, Yale University); Jorge Juncos, M.D. (Neurologist, Emory University School of Medicine); and Cathy Budman, M.D. (Adult Psychiatrist, North Shore University Hospital LIJ Health System).
Receiving a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome can be a difficult and uncertain time, and families can have many questions about TS, such as how to find the right treatment, and how to tell others about living with TS. This article is intended for parents of children with TS and anyone who wants to know more about TS. Readers will learn about: · TS and its characteristics. · Why it is important and how to educate your child, family and friends, school staff, and others about TS. · Available behavioral treatments and medicines, and how to find health care professionals who are knowledgeable about treating TS.