ADHD and Tourette Syndrome Asheville NC

ADHD is one of the most frequently diagnosed childhood psychiatric conditions. Tourette syndrome (also called Tourette's syndrome, Tourette's disorder, or more commonly, Tourette's or TS) is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood. Read on and see how therapist in Asheville deal with this problem.

Ms. A. Harriette Bugel
True Color Counseling
(828) 712-8278
HOPE Advancement Offices 23 Orange St
Asheville, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MDiv
Licensed in Georgia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Learning Disabilities
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Mindy Erin Pardoll
(828) 407-1588
30 Clayton Street
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Addiction, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Lisa Partin
Lisa Partin MSW, LCSW
(336) 392-3690
1107 West Market St
Greensboro, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Tony Palomba
(704) 385-7160
Marshville, NC
Coaching Types
ADD ADHD, Life
Rates
$85/Hr
Gender
Male
Certifications
ADD Coaching Academy

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ann Dodd
(704) 293-8087
2014 Park Drive
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in North Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Attachment Disor
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Linda S Wilson
(828) 564-1297
53 Arlington Street
Asheville, NC
Qualification
School: Georgia State University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Rudy Rodriguez
(828) 475-2024
2 Regional Medical Park
Asheville, NC
Specialties
ADHD, Adult ADHD Coaching
Qualification
School: Arizona State University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$20+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Jonadab Franco
THE NC MENTOR NETWORK
(910) 997-9254
2202 FAYETTEVILLE ROAD
ROCKINGHAM, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues,
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Irene Kennedy
Irene vanD Kennedy, LCSW
(919) 571-2671
3716 National Drive Suite 224
Raleigh, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Kim Mitchell
Creative Solutions Counseling, LLC
(919) 782-0272
5561-201 McNeely Drive
Raleigh, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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ADHD and Tourette Syndrome

ADHD and Tourette Syndrome
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Related Monographs: Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD)




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As any parent of a child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can tell you, coping with the daily frustrations is a challenge at best. ADHD is one of the most frequently diagnosed childhood psychiatric conditions. While there are many theories regarding the cause of ADHD, we now know that many of the children diagnosed today, have a biological parent who shares the same diagnosis. Other factors that may contribute to the symptoms of ADHD are fetal alcohol syndrome, lead poisoning, meningitis, and a genetic resistance to thyroid hormone. Also, while not a primary cause, there seems to be a positive association that exists between negative family environment factors and ADHD.


Tourette syndrome (also called Tourette's syndrome, Tourette's disorder, or more commonly, Tourette's or TS) is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by the presence of multiple physical (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic; these tics characteristically wax and wane. Tourette's is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders, which includes transient and chronic tics. Tourette's is no longer considered a rare condition, but it may not always be correctly identified because most cases are classified as mild. Between 1 and 10 children per 1,000 have Tourette's, as many as 10 per 1,000 people may have tic disorders, with the more common tics of eye blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing, and facial movements. Another disorder accompanies Tourette syndrome in 90 percent of the cases. The most common disorder co-occurring with Tourette's would be ADHD which means coping with more than twice the disability.


Another disorder exists in conjunction with Tourette syndrome in 90 percent of cases, which many people suggest is the most disabling aspect of Tourette syndrome. The most frequent co-occurring condition in people with Tourette's is ADHD, though the cause of this association is not clear. New research published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics looked at 353 children with Tourette syndrome to determine the link between Tourette and ADHD. Previous research has found that perinatal stress is connected with ADHD alone. The researchers in this study examined a population of children that had Tourette syndrome with or without ADHD and compared rates of perinatal risk factors such as low birth weight, prematurity, and maternal smoking in each group. It was found that children exposed to these risk factors were two to three times more likely to develop Tourette syndrome with ADHD, which appears to suggest that these factors play a role in the development of ADHD in children with Tourette syndrome as well. This research could be important for those already genetically at risk for Tourette syndrome so they can take extra precautions when planning a family so as to expose their children to the least amount of perinatal stress as possible. Anything that minimizes the risk of a co-occurring diagnosis of ADHD will allow children a greater chance of success and happiness in their life.1


1 Pringsheim T, Sandor P, Lang A, et al. Prenatal and perinatal morbidity in children with Tourette syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. J Dev Behav Pediatr. Apr2009;30(2):115-21.     



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