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A Cursing Brain? The Histories of Tourette Syndrome

by Howard I. Kushner

  • 4 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of medicine,
  • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology,
  • Neurology - General,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical,
  • History,
  • Neuropsychology,
  • Science / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7670423M
    ISBN 100674003861
    ISBN 109780674003866
    OCLC/WorldCa48165002

    Tourette syndrome (abbreviated as TS or Tourette's) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood or adolescence. It is characterized by multiple movement (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic. Common tics are blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing, and facial lty: Pediatrics, neurology. A Cursing Brain?: The Histories of Tourette Syndrome. Howard I. Kushner A Cursing Brain?: The Histories of Tourette Syndrome Howard I. Kushner Over a century and a half ago, a French physician reported the bizarre behavior of a young aristocratic woman who would suddenly, without warning, erupt in a startling fit of obscene shouts and curses. The.

    A cursing brain? [electronic resource]: the histories of Tourette syndrome / Howard I. Kushner. Main author: Kushner, Howard I. Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete., ProQuest (Firm) Format: eBook Online access: Connect to electronic book via Ebook Central. A well-documented, scholarly analysis of the changing ways in which practitioners have tried to explain the baffling phenomenon of motor tics and involuntary shouts, barks, and curses exhibited by those with Tourette syndrome. Kushner, a medical historian (San Diego State Univ.) grounded in neurobiology and neurochemistry, opens with the "case of the cursing marquise," a French noblewoman whom.

    Arthur K. Shapiro, M.D., (Janu – June 3, ) was a psychiatrist and expert on Tourette "contributions to the understanding of Tourette syndrome completely changed the prevailing view of this disorder"; he has been described as "the father of modern tic disorder research" and is "revered by his colleagues as the first dean of modern Tourette syndrome researchers".Born: , Brooklyn, New York, United States. I have Tourette syndrome and have lived with the diagnosis of TS for 5 years. I’ve had tics my whole life, but at 10 years old, I was finally given an answer to what I had. All the noises I made and all those uncontrollable movements, were given a name.


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A Cursing Brain? The Histories of Tourette Syndrome by Howard I. Kushner Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Cursing Brain. traces the problematic classification of Tourette syndrome 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 researchers asserted that the bizarre ticcing and impromptu vocalizations were /5(5).

This book charts the course of the disagreements over what exactly constitutes the syndrome.”―Steven Poole, The Guardian “[A Cursing Brain?] explores the cultural and medical assumptions that have changed the classification of Tourette syndrome since the condition was first /5(5). The past, so expertly summarized in A Cursing Brain?, tells us [the latest] will not be the last theory to attempt an explanation of Tourette syndrome.

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The evolution of Tourette syndrome is a case in point. Its symptoms--at least in terms of current thinking--include a broad range of vocal and physical tics. In A Cursing Brain Howard I. Kushner imaginatively traces its troubled history. A Cursing Brain?: The Histories of Tourette Syndrome by Howard I.

Kushner and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Print book: English: 1st Harvard Univ. Press pbk. edView all editions and formats Summary: 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.

PDF | On Jan 1,Howard I. Kushner and others published A Cursing Brain. The Histories of Tourette Syndrome | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate.

The Tourette Syndrome Association, with its enlightened determination to empower families and do the best by the Tourette patient, continues to be a model of what an advocacy organization can be.

Further, its early emphasis on research and its role in convening international symposia in, and again in have done much to advance Cited by: Get this from a library. A cursing brain?: the histories of Tourette syndrome. [Howard I Kushner] -- A study of Tourette syndrome, "a set of behaviors, involuntary shouting (sometimes cursing) as well as obsessive-compulsive actions.

Reveals how cultural and medical assumptions have determined. Tourette syndrome is a set of behaviors, including recurrent ticcing and involuntary shouting (sometimes cursing) as well as obsessive-compulsive actions. The fascinating history of this syndrome reveals how cultural and medical assumptions have determined and radically altered its characterization and treatment from the early nineteenth.

Bulletin of the History of Medicine () Howard I. Kushner. A Cursing Brain. The Histories of Tourette Syndrome. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, xiii + pp.

$   Buy A Cursing Brain?: The Histories of Tourette Syndrome New edition by Kushner, Howard I. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book /5(4). A Cursing Brain. The Histories of Tourette Syndrome. Arnold J. Friedhoff, M.D. Howard Kushner has written a fascinating account of the evolution of the modern view of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (now known as Tourette syndrome [TS] in the United States and much of the rest of the world), beginning with its naming by Georges Gilles de la Author: Arnold J.

Friedhoff. Howard Kushner is a superb medical historian who has carefully documented and expertly presented a coherent history of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. A Cursing Brain. makes excellent reading for anyone interested in the history of neuropsychiatric thought. Both patients and clinicians will find it solid and : Sheldon Benjamin.

Jonathan Lethem April 6, PM (UTC) Led by its flagship symptom, compulsive cursing, Tourette's syndrome has recently entered the popular imagination as joke, metaphor and disease of the week. Finally getting my review done about the book I've been talking about - note: I was not paid to review this book.

It's just something I took a gamble on and wanted to talk about:. Tourette syndrome is a set of behaviors, including recurrent ticcing and involuntary shouting (sometimes cursing) as well as obsessive-compulsive actions.

The fascinating history of this syndrome reveals how cultural and medical assumptions have determined and radically altered its characterization and treatment from the early nineteenth.

A cursing brain. The histories of Tourette syndrome. Reviewed by Stanley W Jackson. Author information Author: Stanley W Jackson. georges gilles de la tourette Download georges gilles de la tourette or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get georges gilles de la tourette book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.A Cursing Brain?

examines the history of Tourette's syndrome with exceptionally interesting historical detail and reflection. Howard Kushner, professor of the history of medicine at San Diego.A Cursing Brain?

The Histories of Tourette Syndrome “This book is a 'must' for anyone interested in the history of medicine, neurology, psychiatryas well as Tourette is no doubt.