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ADHD and Tourette Syndrome Cary 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 Cary deal with this problem.

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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Dr. Susan B Alexander
(919) 460-1414
Susan B. Alexander, Ph.D.1145 Executive Circle
Cary, NC
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Duke University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Eve Fontaine
(919) 428-2766 x3
OrensteinSolutions1100 NW Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas A&M University - College Station
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Laura Brightwood
(919) 500-7312
3-C Family Services1901 N Harrison Ave
Cary, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, ADHD, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Kentucky
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Horizon Healthcare

Mrs. Tanza G Haskins
(919) 426-2799
Tanza Haskins Counseling Services, Inc.871 Washington Street
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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:
Dr. Kristen Wynns
(919) 429-7509
1135 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, psychoeducational evaluations
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Kristen Wynns
(919) 429-7509
130 Preston Executive Drive
Cary, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), psychoeducational evaluations
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Rebecca S Reid
(919) 429-7094
5040 Tryon Road
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Wake Forest University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Allan A Bloom
(919) 429-7789
Allan A Bloom Ph.D. and Associates4000 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: North Carolina State University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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