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Overview of Books and Newspaper Articles About Tourette Syndrom

An overview of books and newspaper articles about Tourette Syndrom made by Arleta Piontek - a teacher and librarian from the Public Pedagogical Library in Poznań.  The Bibliography includes books and newspaper articles, was prepared from the inventory of the Public Pedagogical Library in Poznań and includes information about  other publications from other libraries in more

An Anthropologist on Mars

‘Patients with problems of neurological nature, as Oliver Sacks once wrote, are travellers to extraordinary lands’.An Anthropologist on Marsis a collection of short stories, introducing seven such travellers. 

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Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Anxiety, Tourette's, and More

‘For 18 years Kutscher has been diagnosing common neuropsychiatric conditions such as ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties or bipolar. His guidebook, written in a clear and comprehensible manner describes general rules of diagnosing and therapy of those disorders affecting children. The following chapters of the book talk about various conditions by explaining to the readers the causes and symptoms of the disorders, their correlation and methods of treatment’.

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A child with Tic Disorder at School and Preschool

A book A child with Tic Disorder at School and Preschoolwas published as a part of 2nd series of One są wśród nas (They are among us). 

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In other words - Inaczej mówiąc

We want this book, written as a part of the project Inaczej mówiąc, to start a wider discussion.

The beginnings are always difficult. Misunderstandings and awkwardness may take place, but that does not mean that we should not be making an effort. 

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

A book by an English neurologist and psychiatrist Oliver Sacks, only seemingly talks about medical topics related to neuropsychology or neurology in its narrow sense. 

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Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

This new Richard Paul Evans' novel is not exclusively for young people. The author talks, among other topics, about Tourette Syndrome, which he himself suffers from. In the book, he looks at TS from a different perspective, showing us that it is possible to live with it.

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Motherless Brooklyn

Lionel Essrog suffers from Tourette Syndrome. His dominating tic is an urge to touch everything and he has no control over repeating words and sounds right after he heard them. When his friend, boss and mentor is murdered, Lionel without any prior detective training starts an investigation. 

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The Gift

Natan Hurst, a person with TS works as a security guy at a music shop. He hates Christmas. Christmas tree and presents only remind him about tragic events that.... ruined his childhood. 

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Mad Dog

In his book Mad Dog, Wojciech Tochman, one of the best Polish reporters and two-time finalist of Nike Literary Prize, in a moving way describes tragic experiences caused by evil in its different varieties. 

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Tourette Syndrome

The book Tourette Syndrome provides valuable and most recent information to parents of those who have TS, but also medical worker and others;

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Tourette Syndrome. THE FACTS

Second edition of the book Tourette Syndrome. The Facts by Mary M. Robertson (neuropsychiatrist) and Dr Andrea Cavanna (behavioural neurologist) has been complemented and expanded. The book describes the nature and complex issues related to the condition. Based on particular examples, diagnostic measures and treatment methods are explained in relation to TS, whilstthe current progress of scientific research is presented in a comprehensible way. The book presents most recent knowledge about the disorder and answers many question. It is also useful for the professionals – especially family doctors, GPs, paediatricians, school psychologists, pedagogues and teachers. 

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Unstoppable reflexes - Odruchy nie do powstrzymania -

2013: Głos Pedagogiczny’ Magazine (No. 46): an article by Magdalena Alenowicz (pp.18-20) and a leaflet for parents of a child with Tic Disorder (p. 30) 

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My T and I - Ja i mój T

2012: Ja i mój T (My T and I)

‘Charaktery’, Psychological Magazine, No. 10/2012, pp.72-77 

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Sensitive brain. Tourette's uncontrollable tics - Czuły mózg. Niekontrolowane tiki Tourette'a.

2010: Czuły mózg. Niekontrolowane tiki Tourette'a (Sensitive brain. Tourette's uncontrollable tics)

‘SENS’, Psychological Magazine. No. 5/20, May 2010, pp. 76-79 

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Tourette Syndrome – why do I swear? - Zespół Tourette'a – dlaczego przeklinam?

 2009: Zespół Tourette'a – dlaczego przeklinam?(Tourette Syndrome – why do I swear?)

‘CLAUDIA’ Magazine. No. 6 (194), June 2009, pp. 44-47.

– a report by Anna Kaminska and Agnieszka Racovian-Barciuk 

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Exasperating excess of tics - Nieznośny nadmiar tików

 2007: Nieznośny nadmiar tików (Exasperating excess of tics)

‘Charaktery’, Psychological Magazine. No. 9 (128), September 2007, pp. 67-69. 

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Psychiatrists should use antibiotics instead of psychotropics - Zamiast psychotropów psychiatrzy powinni stosować antybiotyki

2004: Zamiast psychotropów psychiatrzy powinni stosować antybiotyki (Psychiatrists should use antibiotics instead of psychotropics)

An excerpt from the article ‘Germs of madness’, 28 November 2004, ‘WPROST’ Magazine 

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Tic Operated - Tik zoperowany

 2004: Tik zoperowany (Tic Operated)

‘PRZEKRÓJ’ Magazine. No. 25/3078, 20 June 2004 

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Taming of the tics - Poskramianie tików

 2004: Poskramianie tików (Taming of the tics)

‘INTEGRACJA’ Magazine, November-December 6/2004 (69)

The article is available at:

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Sentenced to tics - Skazani na tiki


2003: Skazani na tiki (Sentenced to tics)

‘Dziewczyna’ Magazine, April (4) 2003 

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Stigmatised - Napiętnowani


2003: Napiętnowani (Stigmatised)

‘MEDICINE FOR YOU’ Magazine. No 9 (108), September 2003 

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We wake up together - Budzimy się razem

2002: Budzimy się razem (We wake up tgetheor)

Wojciech Tochman – ‘Duży Format’. Thursday, 13 June 2002

. No 9 (108), September 2003 


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The curse of fate - Przekleństwo losu

1999: Przekleństwo losu (The curse of fate)

Tourette Syndrome: it's not me, it happened itself

Barbara Pietkiewicz – ‘Polityka’ Magazine. No 49, 4 December 1999 

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Guidelines for the Police


Guidelines for the Police

We hope that by a better understanding of Tourette Syndrome and its symptoms, we will be able to decrease number of unnecessary arrests by the Police. 

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Tourette Syndrome – rarely diagnosed disorder - Syndrom Tourette'a - rzadko rozpoznawane zaburzenie

Syndrom Tourette'a - rzadko rozpoznawane zaburzenie (Tourette Syndrome – rarely diagnosed disorder)

Magazyn Pielęgniarek i Położnej.No 4.

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The role of environmental factors in Tourette Syndrome

The role of environmental factors in Tourette Syndrome

An article by Sheila Rogers published in the‘Latitudes’, a magazine dedicated to alternative treatment of autism, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD and learning difficulties disorders). Available at

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Intrusive tics does not discourage me to live - Natrętne tiki nie zniechęcą mnie do życia

Natrętne tiki nie zniechęcą mnie do życia (Intrusive tics does not discourage me to live)

Zbigniew Zborowski 

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Coping with TS in early adulthood

Coping with TS in early adulthood

JARED BERNSTEIN, the author of the article is a renowned therapist who worked as a consultants at the American Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) inNew York

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What is Tourette Syndrome?

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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome is an inherited, neurological condition, its key features are tics, involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements.  The tics are usually of a mild nature, however in the more extreme condition they can manifest themselves in involuntary swearing or making obscene or otherwise unacceptable movements or gestures.


The disorder is named after Gilles de la Tourette, the  French neurologist and neuropsychiatrist, , who in 1885, whilst working  at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, described 9 cases of this condition. 


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