ADHD and Tourette Syndrome Charlotte 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 Charlotte deal with this problem.

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)

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Dr. Kristina Murphy
(704) 751-5051 x127
Child & Family Development, Inc4012 Park Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Qualification
School: Alfred 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)
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Angela Dawn Houser-Betti
(704) 635-6281
4425 Randolph Road,
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Neuropsychological Testing, Depression, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: CSPP-L.A.
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Jennifer Hawthorne
(704) 313-5531
6845 Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, ADHD
Qualification
School: Pepperdine University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Diane Gaskin
(704) 628-1937
10130 Mallard Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Testing, Early K Admission, TD prog, ADHD
Qualification
School: Temple University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$200+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Patricia Heard
Phoenix Family Institute
(704) 542-9883
10720 Carmel Commons Blvd. Suite 330
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,ACSW,LMFT,LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight, College Students
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:
Elizabeth A.R. Long
(704) 240-5258
CEP Evaluations4425 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Learning Disability, IQ, Employment, ADHD, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Appalachain State University
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $90

Dr. Joy Granetz
(704) 750-8205 x216
Child & Family Development10516 Park Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Learning Disabilities
Qualification
School: George Mason University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Diane Reid Stewart
(704) 635-6274
8500 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Lesley College
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mary Ann Nelson
(704) 869-2031
ELEOS Counseling Center124 UNIONVILLE INDIAN TRAIL RD W STE B1
Indian Trail, NC
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Southwestern Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 10+ 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
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: EAPs

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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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