(2024) The relationship between anxiety and tic severity in children and adolescents with Tic disorders: a scoping review.

This review highlights the benefits of routinely screening for anxiety in children and adolescents with tics disorders, as well as the need for further considerations on how current treatments could be modified to help with anxiety and co-occurring diagnoses.

(2024) An investigation into mothers’ experiences of their children’s functional tic-like behaviour and tic attacks

This is the first study to systematically explore the lived experiences of sudden and new onset of severe functional tics from the perspective of the mother’s experiences and describes their attempts to access support services in the United Kingdom.

BMC Health Services Research Journal
(2023) Patients’ experience of accessing support for tics from primary care in the UK

This study highlights areas where improvements to UKservices for tics can be made.

Frontiers in Psychiatry
(2023) Recent advances in understanding Tourette syndrome, tic disorders and functional tics

Emphasizes the complexity of tic disorders and their impact on everyday life. The future of digital interventions may offer an exciting new avenue to increase accessibility to treatment for those with a tic disorder.

SEN Magazine journal for Special Educational Needs
(2022) Coprophenomena in the classroom

Dr Seonaid Anderson explains how educational professionals can help their students with Tourette Syndrome (TS) who have coprolalia.

Frontiers in Psychiatry
(2022) Advice for schools on managing functional tic-like behaviours

The aim of this article is to generate discussion and inform practice within schools with regard to the management of functional tic-like behaviours.

International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
(2022) Perceptions of Parents and Caregivers in New Zealand: Educational Experiences of their Children with Tourette Syndrome

Understanding parents’ attitudes towards and experiences with TS is essential when identifying recommendations for school personnel, peer educational programs and clinical pathways in New Zealand.

Frontiers in Psychiatry
(2022) I'm in pain and I want help: An online survey investigating the experiences of tic-related pain and use of pain management techniques in people with tics and tic disorders

Tic-related pain was reported to have a significant physical and psychological impact which impacted aspects of daily living in people with tic disorders.

Journal of Clinical Medicine
(2022) Diagnosis and Management of Functional Tic-Like Phenomena

We review and summarize the literature relevant to distinguish the two, with recommendations to clinicians for diagnosis and management. Finally, we highlight areas for future emphasis and research.

The Tourette Association America
(2022) Rising Incidence of Functional Tic-Like Behaviors

Seonaid Anderson, Shannon Bennett, Kevin J. Black, Keith A. Coffman, Erica Greenberg, Irene A. C. Malaty, Kirsten R. Müller-Vahl, Michael S. Okun, Amy Robichaux-Viehoever and Julio Quezada

The Psychologist magazine. The British Psychological Society.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
(2021) Distinguishing and Managing Acute-Onset Complex Tic-like Behaviors in Adolescence.

McGuire, J.F, S. M. Bennett, Conelea, C., Himle, M., Anderson, S. et al

Movement Disorders Clinical Practice (2021)
Driving with Tourette syndrome: An international survey of lived experiences

Lorena Fernández de la Cruz PhD, Helene Ringberg MSc, Seonaid Anderson PhD, David Mataix-Cols http://doi.org/10.1002/mdc3.13177

Child & Family Behavior Therapy (2021)
Cultural Differences in Reactions to Tics and Tic Severity

Severity Jordan T. Stiede, Douglas W. Woods,Seonaid Anderson, Valsamma Eapen, Ella Gev, Robyn Latimer, Aud M. Bredesen Child & Family Behavior Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/07317107.2021.1940586

Anderson, S. & van de Griendt, J. (2021). (Learning Disability Today)
Psychreg | Article on Clinical Psychology (2020)
ESSTS online World Directory of Tourette Syndrome patient associations
TS online directory

Created TS online directory of patient associations around the world on ESSTS website. Gives an overview of the most important services and contact details of TS Patient Associations, as well as allowing professionals to share this information with their patients and open the way to support in an accessible manner. Discover it here.

Chapter "Tourette Syndrome support organisations around the world’"
2020 (March) e-collaboration with ESSTS
Anderson, S. (2018) The Psychologist
Anderson, S. (2018) ACAMH
What are the barriers to mindfulness for Tourettes?

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Murphy, T. and Anderson, S. (2018) BABCP
Behavioural therapy for tics CBT Today

Publication of British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Vol 46: 2

Anderson, S. (2017) Huffington Post