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Navigating dating and romantic relationships as an adult with Tourette Syndrome

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Navigating dating and romantic relationships as an adult with Tourette Syndrome
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an exploratory study
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Lemp
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Nadia
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Nadia Lemp
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author
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Monica J
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Monica J Indart
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chair
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Rockmore
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Lori
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Lori Rockmore
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Advisory Committee
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internal member
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
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2012
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2012-10
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eng
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Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder defined by recurrent and intrusive involuntary tics that begin in childhood. Individuals with TS often face significant psycho-social challenges, given the public nature of their tics and the fact that their symptoms are often misunderstood by others. This study explores how adults with TS navigate dating and romantic relationships, including the challenges they face and the strengths they have developed in this process. Five adult women with TS were interviewed using a semi-structured interview about their psycho-social experiences of living with TS and how the disorder has affected their dating experiences. The interviews were qualitatively analyzed as individual case studies and also compared and contrasted on the basis of five major research questions: 1) How do adults with TS navigate dating and romantic relationships? 2) What challenges and limitations do adults with TS face in dating and pursuing romantic relationships? 3) How do adults with TS go about explaining their symptoms to romantic partners? 4) How do the socio-emotional experiences of adults with TS with family and peers influence their dating experiences? 5) What factors are helpful for adults with TS in navigating dating and romantic relationships? Findings from the study indicate several themes among the subjects’ experiences: Choosing whether, why, when, how and what to disclose to partners; challenges of explaining tics and TS to others; reasons for concealing tics; impact of making disclosures to romantic partners; family and peers’ responses as a model for how romantic partners may respond; family and peers’ responses as a motivation for getting different responses from romantic partners; and considering genetics and children. Implications for individuals with TS and their parents are discussed, and recommendations for mental health professionals working with such individuals are made.
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Clinical Psychology
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ix, 133 p. : ill.
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Psy.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Nadia Lemp
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Tourette syndrome--Patients--Interviews
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Dating (Social customs)
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Tourette syndrome--Social aspects
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doi:10.7282/T3057DR9
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ETD doctoral
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The author owns the copyright to this work.
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Lemp
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Nadia
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2012-10-23 15:20:52
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Nadia Lemp
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Rutgers University. Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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