A Cursing Brain?: The Histories of Tourette Syndrome

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Professor Kushner guides us ably through some of the first descriptions of Tourette syndrome starting with the Marquis DampierreThis tale offers several humbling lessons; ideas about disease are often firmly rooted in the prevailing culturethis book aims to tell what happened and does not necessarily offer solutions. Above all, I left the book thinking "be humble, doubt yourself and your ideas" and imagine how history will judge us in the year 2099.--Hugh Rickards "Child Psychology and Psychiatry "

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In the mid-19th century, a French physician reported the bizarre behaviour of a young aristocratic woman who would suddenly, without warning, erupt in a startling fit of obscene shouts and curses. Tourette syndrome is a set of behavours, including recurrent ticcing and involuntary shouting (sometimes cursing) as well as obsessive-compulsive actions. The history of this syndrome, as described in this text, reveals how cultural and medical assumptions have determined and radically altered its characterization and treatment from the early-19th century to the late 1990s. This text traces the problematic classification through three distinct but overlapping stories: that of the claims of medical knowledge, that of patients' experiences, and that of cultural expectations and assumptions. Earlier research asserted that the bizarre ticcing and impromptu vocalizations were psychological - resulting from sustained bad habits or lack of self-control. However, now patients exhibiting these behaviours are seen as suffering from a neurological disease and generally are treated with drug therapy.

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Descripción HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New edition. 232 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In the mid-19th century, a French physician reported the bizarre behaviour of a young aristocratic woman who would suddenly, without warning, erupt in a startling fit of obscene shouts and curses. Tourette syndrome is a set of behavours, including recurrent ticcing and involuntary shouting (sometimes cursing) as well as obsessive-compulsive actions. The history of this syndrome, as described in this text, reveals how cultural and medical assumptions have determined and radically altered its characterization and treatment from the early-19th century to the late 1990s. This text traces the problematic classification through three distinct but overlapping stories: that of the claims of medical knowledge, that of patients experiences, and that of cultural expectations and assumptions. Earlier research asserted that the bizarre ticcing and impromptu vocalizations were psychological - resulting from sustained bad habits or lack of self-control. However, now patients exhibiting these behaviours are seen as suffering from a neurological disease and generally are treated with drug therapy. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780674003866

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