Abnormal psych, Tourettes
Abnormal psych, Tourettes Psych 385
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caroline Pirtle on Monday April 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psych 385 at University of Louisville taught by Dr. Irby in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Louisville.
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Date Created: 04/18/16
Tourette's Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:50 PM A neurological disorder that expresses early in a child's life usually between ages of 2 and 15 Key feature: multiple motor ticks and vocal Motor: involuntary face movements then neck, arms, legs, and trunk o Ticks can change during the course of life o Outside of individuals control o Can consciously control but only as long as they can focus on task o Increase when not engaged in activity Verbal: barking, grunting, shouting, obscene or inappropriate words Spectrum disorder: mile to profound Associated disorders: ADHD, Impulsiveness, OCD Do not know cause, maybe genetic abnormality Case History Ben started at 3 Grew more severe over the years Experimented with medication but are ineffective or produce unacceptable side effects Behavioral strategies o Healthy lifestyle o Reduce stress - more prominent when anxious o Social skills - explaining that he suffers often disarms people Lack neurological mechanism that allows them to eliminate inappropriate actions "socially intact" - lethargic, glosses over their eyes. Whether the symptoms are worse than the cure. Medication don't do that much
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