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(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists 

(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists
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(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists
Author(s):

Douglas W. Woods

, John C. Piacentini

, Susanna W. Chang

, Thilo Deckersbach

, Golda S. Ginsburg

, Alan L. Peterson

, Lawrence D. Scahill

, John T. Walkup

, and Sabine Wilhelm

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195341287.003.0001
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date: 24 November 2017

Chapter 1 presents introductory information for therapists on this behavior therapy approach to managing Tourette syndrome (TS) and other tic disorders. This includes clinical characteristics and DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for tic disorders, as well as a behavioral model of tic disorders, and information on how the treatment program was developed and its evidence base. The role of medications and areas of flexibility in the implementation of the program describe here are also discussed

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