Introduction: the long and winding road to Tourette syndrome
Part I. Diagnosis of Tics:
1. Evaluation and differential diagnosis of tics and related disorders
2. Assessment of tic severity
Part II. Pharmacotherapy of Tics:
3. First generation antidopaminergic medications
4. Second generation antidopaminergic medications
5. Alpha-2 adrenergic medications
6. Other tic-suppressing medications
Part III. Guidelines on the Pharmacotherapy of Tics:
7. Guidelines based on systematic literature review and meta-analysis
8. Guidelines based on expert survey and consensus.
Providing an overview of the assessment, diagnosis, and pharmacological treatment of tics, this is a practical handbook designed for use in busy clinics by trainees and practitioners in a range of disciplines. The most widely used pharmacological treatment options for tics are covered, including first- and second-generation antidopaminergic medications, alpha-2 adrenergic medications, and other tic-suppressing medications. Particular care has been taken in covering the key medications used for tic control, detailing information such as the main pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, tolerability profiles, clinically relevant interactions, and recommendations for use in special populations. International guidelines on the pharmacotherapy of tics are defined, with further reading lists of up-to-date literature supporting the reader in developing their knowledge. Delivering evidence-based applied guidance for the assessment and pharmacological treatment of tics, this is an essential manual for clinicians.
• A practical manual on the assessment, diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of tics, the book's handy size makes it invaluable for practicing clinicians in busy clinics
• Discusses the new guidelines on the treatment of tics (American Academic of Neurology, 2019), providing evidence-based, topical and up-to-date information to current international standards
• Readers are provided with a step-by-step guide on the assessment and pharmacological treatment of tics
Andrea E. Cavanna, University of Birmingham
Andrea E. Cavanna is a Consultant in Behavioural Neurology and an Honorary Professor in Neuropsychiatry at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham, UK.