LONG BRANCH – On behalf of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS), Monmouth Medical Center on April 11 presented a teaching program on TS led by widely renowned psychiatry expert Dr. Robert King, who leads the Tourette Syndrome/OCD Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine.
Monmouth Medical Center presented the program to all internal medicine resident and attending physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, family practice residents, medical students and other health-care providers. Dr. King discussed the signs and symptoms of TS and associated disorders such as OCD, ADHD, anxiety and depression. He identified the latest treatment methods, including medication and how to properly implement them using appropriate treatment plans. Tourette is a misunderstood, misdiagnosed, inherited neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 children and is characterized by vocal and motor tics.
Dr. King has authored hundreds of published articles, case reports, books and chapters – many of which examine TS. He has also served as an investigator on several nationally funded research projects aimed at identifying the genetic link related to TS, including NJCTS’ National Institute of Mental Health Genetics Sharing Program at Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Repository in Piscataway. Dr. King visits with families interested in participating in the growing program twice a month. More information about the genetics sharing program is available by visiting www.rucdr.org. For more information on NJCTS, visit www.njcts.org or call 908-575-3750.