ADHD and Tourette Syndrome Greensboro 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 Greensboro deal with this problem.

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)

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Mrs. Claudia McCoy
Presbyterian Counseling Center
(336) 288-1484
3713 Richfield Road
Greensboro, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Laurel Lawson
(336) 459-0943
2307 West Cone Blvd
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Depression, Life Coaching, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: UNC-CH School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mrs. Carla McNeil
(336) 430-6314
Transitions Counseling & Coaching Services502 East Cornwallis Drive
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Shop-a-holics - Compulsive Spending, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: East Carolina University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Alexander Dombrowski
(336) 685-1953
Kernersville, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, ADHD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Appalachian State University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Barbara Fousek
Kaur Psychiatric Assoc., P.A.
(336) 272-1972
706 Green Valley Road, Suite 100
Greensboro, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,ACSW, M.Ed.
Licensed in North Carolina
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Andrew A Proffer
(336) 289-9933
701 S Lindell Road
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, ADHD, Divorce
Qualification
School: Adelphi Univ.
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Laurel Lawson
(336) 459-0943
2307 West Cone Blvd
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Life Coaching, Depression, ADHD
Qualification
School: UNC-CH School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Sarah Gates
(336) 505-9963 x108
Carolina Psychological Associates, PA5509-B W. Friendly Ave.
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Guelph
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Loquita Roberts
Life Changes Counseling Services
(704) 451-8550
668 Withrow Road
Forest City, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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