Pharmacological Treatment of Tics

  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2020
  • Elektronisk medie
  • 0
  • English
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  • 9781108889926

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.