Renowned Expert Dr. Anthony L. Rostain to Advise Professionals on Identifying Signs, Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome

Healthcare, Education, Psychology Professionals Invited to Attend
Grand Rounds Session at Trinitas Hospital, November 7 from 10-1pm



According to the National Institutes of Health, the incidence of Tourette Syndrome (TS) in the general population may be as high as 1 in 200—or 28,000 children and adults in New Jersey alone. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are misdiagnosed or remain undiagnosed as most healthcare professionals are not adequately trained, and often don’t associate TS with its accompanying disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, impulse control, and depression. What’s more, when TS is undiagnosed and drugs for treating other disorders are prescribed, they often aggravate TS symptoms, making life for the child and his family even more difficult.


Tourette Syndrome is an inherited, neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal (phonic) sounds called tics. TS impacts every facet of a child’s life: physical, social, emotional, and academic.


In conjunction with the Tourette Syndrome Association of NJ, Dr. Anthony L. Rostain is conducting Grand Rounds at Trinitas Hospital on Tourette Syndrome and Associated Mental Health Disorders, A Collaborative Approach to Symptom Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment. This presentation will help healthcare professionals learn to evaluate and identify signs and symptoms in patients with Tourette Syndrome. The session will be held on November 7 at Trintas Hospital in Elizabeth, NJ from 10-1pm.


Anthony L. Rostain, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as Director of Education for the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Rostain is Director of the University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and the Adult Social Learning Disorders Program. His research interests have focused on improving clinical outcomes for patients with ADHD and other neuropsychiatric disorders including Tourette’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome and complex learning disorders. Dr. Rostain’s current research projects include combined treatment of adult ADHD with medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy, neuropsychological functioning in adult ADHD patients and TMS for adolescents and young adults with ADHD. Dr. Rostain is triple boarded in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry.


Grand Rounds are open to all community Doctors, Nurses, Teaching Professionals, Social Workers, and Psychologists. Learning objectives for the grand rounds include:

  • Evaluate behaviors and determine if Tourette Syndrome is present when patients exhibit behaviors associated with such mental health and behavioral health disorders as anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, ADD, and school phobia etc.
  • Evaluate and examine the need for collaboration among psychiatry, neurology, psychology and social services for treatment of patients with Tourette Syndrome.
  • Receive the latest treatment modalities to be able to select and develop the most appropriate treatment approaches for the treatment plan.
  • Learn the most frequently used medications (generic names only) for treating Tourette Syndrome and the associated mental and behavioral health disorders.


For more information about this program, or to register, please contact:


Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey, Inc.
50 Division Street • Somerville, New Jersey 08876
Phone 908-575-7350 • Fax 908-575-8699
Web Site: www.tsanj.org • e-mail: NJTSA@aol.com


The mission of TSANJ is to support the needs of families with TS, to advocate for individuals with TS, and to educate the public and professionals about TS.