Medical Professionals

Download our publications list to order our Doctor's Pack — For General Practitioners, Psychologists & Allied Health Professionals.

TSAA holds doctor's lists created from members and experienced medical professionals. If you are interested in suggesting anyone to add to our lists or are a medical professional interested in TS please contact us.

These lists are provided for information purposes only — no recommendation is given or implied. Patients must always satisfy themselves as to the bonafides or experience of any physician. The Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia Inc. makes no claims on behalf of nor endorses any specific practitioner. Names are provided as an information resource only and no guarantee of accuracy is made by TSAA Inc.

NSW Department of Health - Classification of TS

Under the accepted international classification ICD10 (International Classification of Diseases from WHO) TS is F95.2 under a group of "Tic Disorders usually first diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence" and F codes means psychiatry.

In NSW Health we use a DRG (Diagnostic Related Groups) classification based on diagnosis and this links like conditions with like, to form large groups for the purpose of counting cases and funding. In this TS comes up as B81B which is a group of "Other disorders of the Nervous system" which means NSW Health classifies it as a neurological disorder (B code). Any psychiatric complications would receive separate modifying classifications.

It also has a DSMIV classification (which is the American psychiatry bible) under Tic disorders 307.23.

Provided by Chief Psychiatrist NSW DEPT HEALTH 23rd Sept 2009


2014 TSAA National Conference Presentation Video

Professor Perminder Sachdev—What is Tourette Syndrome? Medical Perspectives of TS

Professor Valsamma Eapen—What matters most, comorbidities or tics?

Where There Is No Child Psychiatrist – eBook

Valsamma Eapen, Philip Graham and Shoba Srinath

Published: 2012

Available free of cost as E-book through the Royal College of Psychiatrists as a PDF or as Epub version

or through Amazon as free app for kindle readers

CBIT — Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics

Listen to podcast here 'What are Tics and What is CBIT?'  by National Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc USA.

Download the free brochure here.

The 3 book program can be purchased from Amazon here

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Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behavioral Intervention Workbook, Parent Workbook (Treatments That… by Douglas W. Woods Paperback

Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behavioral Intervention for Children and Adults Therapist Guide… by Douglas W. Woods Paperback

Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behaviorial Intervention Adult Workbook (Treatments That Work) by Douglas W. Woods Paperback