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The Tourettes Survival Kit

The Tourettes Survival Kit

Tara Murphy | Damon Millar | Hiro Enoki



Struggling to manage your tics in the classroom? Worried about your tics in a job interview or on a first date? This survival kit will give you the tools to survive and thrive in every location - at home, school, work or out with friends.

Presenting everyday situations, from schools and exams through to driving and dates, this guide provides simple solutions to common problems and concerns. Dr Tara gives her top tips for managing tics, alongside behavioural therapy techniques for stress management and strategies for coping with commonly co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, OCD and anxiety.

Tara Murphy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist involved in research at the Tic Disorder Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK. She co-authored Tic Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals with Uttom Chowdhury. Damon Millar is an award-winning designer.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
The Tourettes Survival Kit: Tools for Young Adults with Tics by Tara Murphy and Damon Millar, illustrated by Hiro Enoki 3
Introduction 5
Meet the Support Crew 6
Situations 12
School 13
Jobs 34
Home 62
Love 77
Driving 99
Transit 106
Events 118
Tools 124
What is Tourettes? 124
Living with Tourettes 138
Treatments 176
Ending 190
Acknowledgements 190
For Other People 192
Parents 192
Family 196
Friends 198
Partners 200
Teachers/lecturers 202
Employers 204
Officials 206
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