Tourette syndrome (TS) has become increasingly recognised within society and has gained scientific interest worldwide. Knowledge of its clinical presentation, mechanisms of disease, and available treatment approaches has increased remarkably over the last two decades. Likewise, the way clinicians, teachers, social care workers, and families face the problems manifested by patients with TS is rapidly evolving. Tourette Syndrome, edited by Davide Martino and James F. Leckman, offers a unique opportunity to capture this knowledge advance through a comprehensive and up-to-date overview. Tourette Syndrome covers all the main aspects related to TS, analyzing its complex clinical presentation, the novel viewpoints of causes and mechanisms, state-of-the-art assessment techniques, and the diversity of treatment options. Multidisciplinarity is the main asset of this volume, which represents a source of consultation for a wide audience of professionals, integrated with video tutorials related to particularly complex areas of patient management. Medical and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral scientists, will be able to use the volume as a valuable learning source.
Davide Martino, MD PhD Associate Professor Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary; The Hotchkiss Brain Institute and The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education, Calgary, Canada; Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Calgary, Canada James F Leckman, MD, PhD Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Paediatrics, & Psychology Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven CT