Hey. Got tics? You’re not alone. Up to one in five kids will have at least one tic at some point. Including the guy who wrote this book!
Dr. B. Duncan McKinlay, Psychologist (‘Dr. Dunc’) has Tourette Syndrome. That means he’s been living with both motor tics (movements he has a hard time stopping) and phonic tics (noises he has a hard time stopping) for most of his life. He knows firsthand how annoying, embarrassing, misunderstood, painful, and disruptive tics can be. For years, he’s been educating people all around the world by means of his presentations and website, and through appearances on television, in magazines, and on film. Now, in Nix Your Tics!, he wants to share with you a well-established, evidence-based practice* he uses to manage tic symptoms in both himself and in his patients.
*as per criteria set out by the American Psychological Association’s Division 12 Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures
*technique strongly recommended as a first-line treatment (Canadian Guidelines for the Evidence-Based Treatment of Tic Disorders)
The Second (E-)dition: Re-edited & revised with all-new content!
* New section: Starve that Tic!
* Interactive widgets downloadable from a Kindle 'K'ompanion webpage permit completion of steps & tracking of progress!
* New integration with web-based content, including support groups and the online, Nix Your Tics! Facebook community!
* All-new multimedia elements (i.e. pop-up text) and summaries to enhance engagement & accessibility!
* Access to a 2012 audio interview with Dr. Dunc comes with the book, accompanied by a slideshow of pictures taken from the Life's A Twitch! website!
* Ages 10 & up.