Psych Matters
Psych Matters
Sep 2, 2021
Tourette Syndrome
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In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Andrew Amos and Professor Valsamma Eapen discuss the neurodevelopmental disorder, Tourette Syndrome.

Professor Valsamma Eapen is Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney and Head, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry and Director of BestSTART Child Health Academic Unit at South West Sydney. She is Director of Early Years Program, Autism Cooperative Research Centre and Stream Director of Early Life Determinants of Health Clinical Academic Group within SPHERE, a NHMRC accredited Advanced Health Research Translation Centre.  She is known internationally for her expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and Tourette Syndrome. She is part of major research programs totalling 40 million in funding and has authored over 300 peer reviewed publications.

Links:
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
https://www.nature.com/articles/nrdp201697

Nature Reviews Disease Primers 3, Article number: 16097 (2017)volume 3, Article number: 16097 (2017)
https://www.nature.com/nrdp/

Tourette Syndrome in children. Valsamma Eapen and Tim Usherwood, Australian Journal of General Practice , 50 (3), 120-125 (2021).
https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2021/march/tourette-syndrome-in-children

Children with Tourette Syndrome and Covid-19
https://tourette.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TS-COVID-19_Resource_2020.pdf

Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia
https://tourette.org.au/

Tourette Association of America
https://tourette.org/

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