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Tourette syndrome in adolescence

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Tourette syndrome in adolescence
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how it impacts an adolescent's experience of their family, peers, school, self-concept and view of the future
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Happich
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Robert
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Robert Happich
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Gantwerk
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Lewis
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Lewis Gantwerk
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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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co-chair
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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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2012
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eng
Abstract
This exploratory study investigated the experiences of adolescents with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and its impact on their family, peers, school, self-concept and view of the future. The focus on adolescents was deliberate since TS typically emerges in childhood, with tics at their worst during adolescence. A qualitative analysis of eight semi-structured interviews was completed using a grounded theory approach to capture the main themes that emerged from the adolescents’ responses. The results of the study identified several main themes that these adolescents experienced which included: more adverse experiences with TS than positive ones, pervasive misconceptions about TS symptoms, a desire for more understanding of TS by the public, understanding and supportive families experiencing increased stress, academic challenges requiring accommodations, the active suppression of tics in school and in pubic, complex social interactions with peers, overall positive self-concepts impacted minimally by TS and a positive outlook on the future, fueled by resilience. These themes were thoroughly discussed within the context of existing research findings in the TS literature. The study’s limitations were also considered given its small sample size comprised exclusively of all adolescent males from a clinical population. Implications for future research were discussed and suggested that the scientific community recognize the importance of qualitative research in understanding what it means to live with TS and to design experiments that broaden this part of the literature to ensure that TS will be more thoroughly understood and treatment will become more holistic.
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Clinical Psychology
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vi, 95 p. : ill.
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Psy.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Robert Happich
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Tourette syndrome in adolescence
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doi:10.7282/T3ST7NM3
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ETD doctoral
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Happich
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Robert
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2012-04-30 22:21:22
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Robert Happich
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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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